Instructors

Our team of top instructors include leading chefs and home cooking experts.
(* Displaying in alphabetical order.)

Akemi Yokoyama

Akemi Yokoyama is a Japanese culinary instructor, chef, presenter and writer/photographer who has orchestrated many gastronomic events in London and taught sushi making to both children and adults. He read more...

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(4.9)
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Atsuko Ikeda

Atsuko has been sharing her knowledge and techniques of Japanese cooking with a series of courses, which introduces family favourites, alongside Shojin Ryori dishes, a super-healthy vegan cuisine of read more...

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(5.0)
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Izumi Nakamura

Izumi is a trained pharmacist and dietary consultant who shares her passion for Japanese cooking and the health benefits to be had from it through her fun, informal, hands-on lessons. Growing up in Ku read more...

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(4.9)
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Kaoru Yamamoto

Kaoru Yamamoto is a classically trained chef with 40 years of professional experience who has worked in London, Paris and Tokyo. Today he is Head Chef at London’s acclaimed So Restaurant, where he s read more...

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Satomi Dosseur

Born and raised in Tokyo, grew up with a deep understanding of Japan’s wide culture. Satomi has studied English in picturesque town of Chichester in West Sussex then returned to Japan and began read more...

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(5.0)
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Satomi Mizuno-Lewis

Satomi’s experiences in life, nursing education, and the cultures of Japan and Australia, she learned that Japanese cuisine has many health benefits. Throughout her life in Japan, just before co read more...

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(4.5)
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Tomokazu Matsuya

Tomokazu Matsuya has been Head Sushi Chef at So Restaurant since 2007. He is also a talented sushi instructor, experienced with small hands-on classes and large public demonstrations alike. After 15 y read more...

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(4.7)
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Yuka Caves

Yuka’s passion for Japanese cuisine began at a very young age, taught by her grandmother and mother in rural Kyushu. Her childhood was filled with daily trips to fish, meat and vegetable markets whe read more...

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(4.9)
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Yuki Gomi

Yuki Gomi is a Japanese chef and cookery writer who has taught thousands of people Japanese cooking and how to make their own sushi. After studying Cordon Bleu in Chicago she trained under Japanese read more...

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(5.0)
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  • Anton Edelmann
  • Special Guest Chef
  • Following an apprenticeship in Ulm, Germany, Anton spent a year in London as a commis chef at the Savoy Hotel before going to Geneva to the Hotel de la Paix. Little did he know that he would return .....
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  • Daisuke Hayashi
  • Special Guest Chef
  • Daisuke Hayashi trained at the renowned Kikunoi ryotei restaurant in Kyoto from the age of eighteen as a protégé of owner Yoshihiro Murata, and is now at the forefront of the next generation of Japa .....
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  • Mari Fujii
  • Special Guest Chef
  • Graduated from Waseda University. With her husband, the late Sotetsu Fujii, she set up a school, Zenmikai, specialising in the instruction of shojin ryori (vegan Buddhist cuisine), in Inamuragasaki, K .....
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