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 where her grandmother taught her how to source the freshest of ingredients. Yuka trained in the art of traditional Kaiseki cuisine at Tokyo’s highly regarded Kaiseki cooking school, Kinsa-Ryu.
Yuka’s extensive knowledge and expertise in Japanese home cooking and formal training enables her to teach with an approachable and friendly technique. Her concept focuses on using four main seasonal ingredients to create simple and delicious menus which are beautifully presented. Yuka is a big advocate for using local ingredients which are easily accessible and reasonable. With her creative flair and natural enthusiasm, Yuka’s classes are fun, practical and hands-on, whatever your ability.
Many thanks to Yuka for a wonderful evening learning to make Sushi. Can’t wait to try my new skills out on the family.
I attended Yuka's sushi master class and I loved every minute of it! I have been meaning to learn how to make sushi for a while, and I am glad I picked this class with Sozai. The session was authentic and the trainer was friendly, easy-going and very knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend Sozia if you want to learn to make Japanese food.
We had a great time at the sushi masterclass, Yuka the instructor was very welcoming, attentive and funny.
Great for beginners, as we learnt every aspect of making sushi and now feel confident to do so ourselves.