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.
Instructor and staff all extremely knowledgable and helpful. Perfect amount of time and overall great experience!
I booked a sushi making class for my girlfriend and myself for her birthday. The class was incredible and organised right from the beginning. However, what I particularly appreciated was the teacher. She was funny, she cared about what she taught, and she didn’t rush at all. Everything was explained in detail and she made the class fun. I would really recommend this class and I will dinfitely be back for more 👌🏽
My son is crazy about sushi and it was a special treat for him, we had a super time!!!
Yuka made us feel at ease immediately and got straight into the ingredients and cultural relevance of the dish we were to make and eat. She laughed with us and at us throughout and alongside some wine, beer and saki we had a really good couple of hours. Very enjoyable and I would thoroughly recommend the experience to anyone interested in cooking and especially Japanese cuisine.