Grilling Me Softly, a podcast created in partnership with MAEKAN, is dedicated to exploring food and beverage culture with creatives, industry experts, and F&B innovators. Each episode features a different guest – each with a unique relationship to and perspective on the food world that transcends the confines of a singular restaurant or bar. Whether it’s a producer, writer, illustrator or designer, every guest on Grilling Me Softly brings something new to the table (pun intended).

The story behind the early moments of Elliot Faber’s career might surprise you as Calgary, Elliot’s hometown, isn’t exactly a place with a burgeoning sake scene…yet. Elliot’s interest in food and beverage culture has brought him from Toronto to Tokyo, wearing various different hats including Beverage Director at Yardbird, RONIN, and Sunday’s Grocery, author of Sake: The History, Stories and Craft of Japan’s Artisanal Breweries, co-founder of retail and culture concept Sake Central, and the honorable Sake Samurai.


Get to know what it means to be a Beverage Director and learn more about the prestigious Sake Samurai title in the latest episode of Grilling Me Softly below.

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