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.
I had a great time learning how to make sushi with two friends for their birthday. Being hopeless in the kitchen the class was accessible even for a non chef such as myself. I learnt a lot and had a great time doing so. I couldn't recommend this experience highly enough.
My 13 yr old son and I attended Yuka's sushi class. She is such an inspiring teacher and the course was very well organised. We both felt we learned so much as it was not about following recipes but hands on learning through so many important tips, demonstrations and her and her assistant Sura's guidance. Highly recommend this class. We would like to come to her gyoza class as well.
small venue. very personal. good information. no pressure. all about technique not cutting up ingredients. we had a great experience and is suitable for anyone- even someone who usually avoids the kitchen!! highly recommended . Thanks.