14 Jul 2018 (Sat) 12:00
120 minutes
£49 per person
Sorry, this class is fully booked.

Special Event

Washoku experiences for lovers of real Japanese food

Sozai is delighted to present two special guest chefs from Tsuruoka, Japan, a city in Yamagata prefecture recognized by UNESCO as a Creative City of Gastronomy.

This exclusive one-day-only event, held in collaboration with GEN education* of Italy, will introduce some very special wonders like the below.

- Exclusive knife skill demonstration by Master chef Suda.
Be dazzled by his extraordinary technique, then feel and taste the difference of exquisitely sliced vegetables and Japanese Kamaboko (savoury fish-cake made with white fish and egg)

- “Dashi” (Japanese broth) demonstration by master chef Saito.
Experience the skill and art of traditional methods of extracting “Umami” to make the best Japanese soup stock – then indulge in a bowl of delicious Ramen for lunch!

- Sake tasting & Japanese summer tea experience.
Seize this opportunity to try some sparkling Sake! If Sake isn’t your thing, there will also be refreshing chilled “Mugicha”, a popular Japanese summer tea made with roasted barley.

PLUS you’ll leave with a generous Japanese foodie-goodie bag by YUTAKA (retail price £15!) that will ensure you have everything you need to make Miso soup as soon as you get home!

GEN Master Chefs from Yamagata prefecture, Japan

斎藤 聴 Satoshi SAITO
Executive head chef of Tachibanaya ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) since 2002.
Master Saito is well known as its refined Kaiseki course preparation with full of local and seasonal ingredients. Certified chef by The out standing technic association of Japan

須田剛史 Takeshi Suda
Head chef in educational restaurant Okimizuki in Kamo Aquarium, where contributes as local fishery and cultural revival center. Young master Suda devotes to various educational program with passion from traditional tea ceremony to cutting Fugu fish technic.

Please note that space is limited. Sign up now!

*What is GEN?


Izumi Nakamura

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.

by Gary Webb
Roll & Roll Sushi Class
Mr Webb

Izumi did a great class, explained everything clearly. Learnt loads and really enjoyed the Sushi Class

17 Sep 2018
by Elle
Max Sushi Class
We were super impressed and had a great time

Hi Izi,

Thanks so much for a really enjoyable day on Saturday. We were super impressed and had a great time - I went home and watched the Jiro programme. I’m now have much more knowledge about sushi than I did last week and enjoyed eating the sushi!

Thank you for a great day I’ll be sure to write a review

25 Aug 2018
by matthew
Special Event
Sat 14th cooking class review

A very enjoyable and infortmative class. Both expert chefs made superb demonstrations.

Many thanks

15 Jul 2018
by Noriko
Special Event
Valuable and enjoyable time !

Thank you for providing us such a wonderful time.

There're so many things that I've never seen or heard before like unbelievable presentation of sashimi, how important knives are, they delicately infuluence to raw fish or there're so many nice Sake producers in Yamagata prefecture and so on. Also, I realised my way of making Dashi was completely wrong!

As an attendance, it's very good to have small numbers of people like yesterday.
One thing is that it would be better for us if we could bring back written memo - how to make dashi etc - with us. I tried to type in what the head sheff were saying then but it was difficult...

Anyway, thank you again for the valuable time yesterday!

15 Jul 2018

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