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.
Our lesson was fantastic. Yuka was very welcoming and polite, our evening felt social able, relaxed and incredibly informative of ingredients, recipes and techniques to create beautiful sushi. Thank you so much for a great evening.
We had a great time at this class and learned so much. Yuka is such a great teacher and makes everything clear and simple (even the fiddly bits of assembly). She is so generous with her time and sharing her experience, the class was unhurried and well paced. We especially loved the fact it was at Yuka’s home and with a small group size, this made it more special and personalised. Thank you Yuka for showing us how to make this delicious meal.
Yuka was fun and made it all seem so straight forward and simple. It was like we were having a good conversation and suddenly at the end of it we knew how to make Sushi! Simplez!
Chef Yuka is a great chef and lovely person. We had great time with her as well as a beautiful and delicious sushi platter made by us ❤️
Thank you Yuka for the lovely class and the amazing green tea.