Master Mixologist Tomoyuki Kitazoe

elebrity Japanese mixologist Tomoyuki Kitazoe has 20 years of mixing under his belt. Tomoyuki was trained and mentored by the godfather of Japanese bartenders, the legendary late Yoshiakai Sawai, former Vice-President of the International Bartenders Association. Channeling that quintessentially Japanese penchant for perfection, Tomoyuki knows the standard cocktails by heart, then refines them. Like a master chef who interprets classic dishes in his signature style, he adds a magic dash or splash of something special, and invariably replaces processed ingredients with fresh ones. His personal brand of alchemy culminates in the ultimate version of your favorite drink.

Widely profiled by the Japanese and international media, Tomoyuki represented the swanky Ginza district at the NBA (Nippon Bartenders Association) Skills Tournament for two successive years and was placed 1st and 2nd respectively. He has filled a vast array of roles in the food and beverage industry, ranging from consultant to stellar establishments like M Tokyo, to producing new commemorative cocktails for brands like Giorgio Armani and Chanel. As a attestation of his fastidious attention to quality, he also manages Freshman, a supplier of fresh fruits to more than 60 food and beverage outlets in Tokyo.