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.
This was an amazing class...I learnt so much, Yuka is an absolutely lovely teacher, and the class was such good value for money! Will definitely be recommending it to friends.
Excellent class. A small, friendly group with great tuition and hands-on practice. A very enjoyable way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
I booked a Sushi making class for my partners birthday and it was amazing. Our instructor Yuka was full of knowledge and we both really enjoyed ourselves. I can't recommend this experience enough and a massive thank you to Yuka for being an incredible teacher!
Thanks so much for this amazing class! Our host Yuka was so friendly and a great teacher. In the class there was just our family (5 of us including a 10 year old). We learnt great techniques to make a variety of different sushi look professional - will definitely be trying this at home. Last but not least, the sushi tasted amazing.