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.
Lovely class and lovely teacher. :)
I attended the sushi masterclass with Yuka and I enjoyed every minute of it. Yuka was a lovely and knowledgeable host who created a friendly and relaxed environment. She was very attentive with each guest, making sure that each of us would leave knowing how to prepare sushi rolls. In fact I practiced what I learnt on that same day and I was able to prepare a nice spread for my family. The size class of 5 was perfect, as we all got plenty of attention. Thank you Yuka, I will be looking to have other classes with you!
Yuka was a fantastic teacher - patient, warm and friendly. We had a wonderful experience in a small class setting and made lots of delicious gyoza, with extra to take home and practise for ourselves. Shockingly good! We highly recommend this class. Thank you Yuka!
The class flew by...once everybody was settled we got cracking straight away. The class worked on a demo then do basis, with Yuka always on hand to provide guidance. The result was a well executed class and lots of fresh delicious sushi to consume once we were done. Great way to spend time and learn. Thanks!