Originally from Aichi, Japan, Sachie arrived in New Zealand as a university student in the mid 1990’s, attaining a degree in Chinese and Chinese family-in-laws.
Sachie is the Founder of Sachie’s Kitchen, Australasia’s largest Asian cooking school. She is one of New Zealand’s leading F&B entrepreneurs, consulting for a number of international food brands and presents to government on the topic of Washoku (the food of Japan).
Sachie also puts out a range of Sachie’s Kitchen branded food products and is a founder of novel plant products, Avocadomilk (sold in 1500 stores in the USA); and Kabochamilk (exported to Japan and Korea). She has won six Global Food Innovation Awards for her work.