Izumi grew up in Amakusa, a beautiful chain of five islands located in the south of Japan, blessed with delicious, natural, wholesome food -Izumi has never been far away from the joy that food can bring, honing her super-healthy recipes in surroundings with rich history.
Izi draws upon this upbringing in her work as an outstanding sushi chef, dietary consultant, and qualified sake sommelier. Her background as a trained and experienced pharmacist also enables her to create dishes and menus that are as nutritionally balanced as they are delicious.
Izi shares her passion for Japanese cooking and the health benefits to be had from it through her fun, informal, hands-on lessons. Her down to earth teaching and creative demonstrations at many companies and shows such as Your Sushi, Big Life Organics and Hyper Japan have already encapsulated and combining her talents. Her private lessons will show you how to create simple, delicious food. She is also the founder of 5 Incorporated Ltd, offering private chef/corporate event catering services.
Izi is a member of the Japanese Culinary Academy UK.
I attended the vegan sushi making class with my boyfriend for his birthday. We enjoyed how cosy and casual it was and learned a lot from Izzy and Misoko, who were very accommodating and friendly. We had a wonderful time together rolling our own sushi and sipping Japanese beer and sake :) I would recommend it to anyone who is after a fun time alone or with company and wants to learn new skills while having fun.
Quite excellent course, really enjoyed it. Very informative and instilled confidence in being able to create sushi. Would highly recommend it. All my friends and family were impressed with the sushi I made on the day.
Really enjoyed a two person vegan sushi course, great instruction and food.
The party was lovely with Izi and her colleague arriving on time and being very organised, efficient, friendly and professional.
They showed us how to make a delicious variety of sushi and everyone was completely stuffed!
They also tidied everything away after leaving us very little mess to deal with. Thank you both very much. I would definitely recommend.