Akiko Katayama is a food writer and columnist based in New York City, and the host and producer of "JAPAN EATS!" , a weekly radio show and podcast on Heritage Radio Network, which introduces Japanese food culture to a global audience.   http://heritageradionetwork.org/series/japan-eats/.   She is a board member of Heritage Radio Network as the Host Representative.  She is also a director of the non-profit organization The New York Japanese Culinary Academy, which promotes a deeper understanding of Japanese cuisine in the US.  

Akiko has worked as culinary advisor to the Japanese government and consulted for companies in the food & beverage industry.  She also has served as a judge on Food Network’s Iron Chef America multiple times.

She holds an MBA from New York University Stern School of Business, an MSc from London School of Economics & Political Science and a Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Advanced Certificate with Distinction. 



ニューヨーク在住ジャーナリスト・コラムニスト。飲食業界に関するトピックを広くカバーする。40万人の聴衆を持つニューヨークのラジオ局「ヘリテージ・レディオ・ネットワーク」における、和食文化の価値を世界に伝える番組「JAPAN EATS!」ホスト兼プロデューサー。米国での和食への理解を深めることを目的とする非営利団体「ニューヨーク・ジャパニーズ・カリナリー・アカデミー」理事。「ヘリテージ・レディオ・ネットワーク」役員会ホスト代表役員。日米飲食ビジネスへのコンサルティングや調査、伝統食品生産者の対米進出の支援活動も展開。米国版「料理の鉄人」審査員。英国London School of Economics & Political Science修士課程、New York University Stern School of Business MBA修了。ワイン&スピリッツ認定資格WSET 上級保有。

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