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 enable 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. Yuka is also a committee member of CookBookFestival.
We had a great time with Yuka Caves in her lovely home and learnt loads! Would definitely recommend to anyone. Yuka was very welcoming and knowledgeable!
I can’t praise Yuka’s sushi masterclass enough. The small group, set in her lovely home was the perfect way to learn a new skill in a relaxed environment. We have already bought the ingredients necessary to practice what we learned, and came away feeling confident we can replicate it at home. Thank you Yuka!
A daunting topic that was made very accessible by Yuka - thank you very much and we look forward to seeing you again for the Gyoza course
We bought my friend gyoza making as a birthday gift and absolutely loved it, this was our second class with Yuka! Yuka is a great teacher who is very warm, welcoming and friendly. There was a good mix of learning about gyoza and the ingredients and having a laugh along the way, all the gyozas turned out very well with a lot of flavour, they were delicious!