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.
My family and I had a private class to celebrate my wife's birthday. Yuka was brilliant, making us feel relaxed and keeping the kids (11 and 8) engaged the whole time. Yuka showed us how to make sushi step by step and was very patient as we followed her steps. We would highly recommend her sushi classes. She is an excellent teacher.
I attended Yuka's cooking class. I was nervous at the beginning to make Sushi but straightaway it became absolutely relaxing and very enjoyable. Perfect for the absolute beginners. Yuka taught us how to roll up the rice and present our final pieces on the plate very carefully and this was very fun. Yuka delivered interesting talks about Japanese culture and the lesson had a very nice and comfortable atmosphere.
I will definitely come back to learn more Japanese food from Yuka. Thank you very much!
Very well-organised class with a very intuitive and intriguing teacher. She not only taught us how to make sushi but also was very enticing and professional. I would definitely recommend it to anyone.
Mario and Violeta Ivanov