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.
This sushi class is great fun for beginners. The instruction and demonstration is excellent and very interactive, delivered with a good amount of humour. It is good for individuals and small groups. We left, confident to make simple sushi on our own and it tasted delicious. I would definitely recommend this class and will probably return to learn more.
We were welcomed warm-heartedly by Yuka and her assistant right from the start. Both are extremely knowledgeable in their field and clearly experts, however they made sushi-making easy for amateurs like me. The size of the group was perfect. It was great fun and very personal. And wow, the sushi I made myself tasted out of this world! Thank you Yuka!
As a beginner I found the class to be as enjoyable as it was benefitial. The instructor was sweet, welcoming and able to break down the process of making sushi into simple steps. I highly recommend this course for anyone staying in London!
I really enjoyed this experience, Yuka was fun and at the same time very precise - with her detailed instructions it was almost impossible to do things the wrong way! I brought the sushi home and ate it with my husband, we both loved it! Thank you!