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.
She 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.
She 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.
Izumi is a member of the Japanese Culinary Academy UK.
Another enjoyable class with good looking & tasy results. I would have enyoyed a bigger focus on Nigiri, specifically slicing the fish, looking at the specific fish size & weight and practising more the rice forming and the varies toppings that are possible, infact I would probably have one class focus on Nigiri.
My partner and myself had great time. Izumi was nice and friendly and really patient. We learnt many tips and interesting Japanese culture from her in the class. We will definately book another class :)
Izumi was great. The session was fun and informative. I would have liked a slightly longer class, but it worked well as it meant you could practice on your own at the end of the Zoom session. Would definitely recommend.
I loved the idea of kiddies joining us too. it was lovely to see girls/boys helping and enjoyingthemselves.Thank you sooo much Izzie, it was fantastic evening and great experience. I just managed to make few more for tomorrow. The previous batch disappeared before I had a chance to take a photo. Sushi were absolutely delicious, you are amazing chef/presenter.