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.
Izi is a member of the Japanese Culinary Academy UK.
What a fantastic, informative and delicious culinary experience.
Izumi was very knowledgeable, friendly and passionate about Japanese culture and cuisine. She made the art sushi making fun, accessible and unintimidating.
I booked a sushi making class for 13 women as part of a hen party. Izi made it all very simple for us and I loved that she demonstrated each piece immediately before we attempted ourselves rather than having one long demonstration. It also meant we had lots of time for questions. The nicest bit was that the ladies laid out a dinner table for us to enjoy the fruits of our labour together!
Thank you for a great class,
I am now preparing to do sushi and I didn’t have any idea in how to do it.
Thanks Izi, see you for the next class. Gabriele.
I attended the vegan sushi making class with my boyfriend for his birthday. We enjoyed how cosy and casual it was and learned a lot from Izzy and Misoko, who were very accommodating and friendly. We had a wonderful time together rolling our own sushi and sipping Japanese beer and sake :) I would recommend it to anyone who is after a fun time alone or with company and wants to learn new skills while having fun.