Japanese Cooking and Sushi Making Classes in London | Sozai

Akemi Yokoyama

(325 reviews)

Akemi Yokoyama has a background in Japanese food provenance, nurtured from her Father, who along with his family foraged and fished throughout the Island of Hokkaido. She is now a Japanese food specialist, chef, presenter and writer based in London. Her regular Japanese cookery classes at Sozai have received very favourable reviews in the UK’s national media, including Time Out and The Telegraph. She has also appeared on the popular TV programmes, C4’s Sunday Brunch and CBBC's Saturday Mash-Up, teaching the presenters how to make sushi. She is also an in demand private chef. She has cooked for celebrities including Tina Turner and Rina Sawayama.

She demonstrates authentic Japanese cooking in the UK and Europe at many diverse events, and she regularly works with the Japanese government’s related organizations promoting Japanese cuisine and sake to the media and public. Her latest culinary interests include all aspects of fermentation and flavour experimentation across multiple food cultures. .

Akemi is a member of the Japanese Culinary Academy UK, is a certified miso sommelier. She has judged Sake category at International Wine Challenge in 2020/2021/2022.

Upcoming lessons

Roll & Roll Sushi Class
Roll & Roll Sushi Class
30 Jun 2024 (Sun)
11:30 150 minutes
£95 per person

**If you make the sushi for the first time or want to get the basics right,...

Essential Ramen - Ramen Level 1
Fully booked
Essential Ramen - Ramen Level 1
30 Jun 2024 (Sun)
15:30 150 minutes
£95 per person

**If you love ramen and want to learn how to make the authentic ramen from...

Dinner Party Sushi 1
Fully booked
Dinner Party Sushi 1
14 Jul 2024 (Sun)
11:30 150 minutes
£95 per person

**This class is for anyone who wants to learn how to make the most eye...

Summer Miso Making - Kinzanji Miso
Summer Miso Making - Kinzanji Miso
14 Jul 2024 (Sun)
15:30 120 minutes
£95 per person

Your homemade miso is truly unique, with a flavour profile that sets it apart...


by amandine
Sushi Master Class
30 May 2024
Getting to sushi master level!

This was a great session in a small format to learn more about the few things I didn't know about making sushi rolls and discovering new recipe. It was a very pleasant afternoon and I recommend it!

by Sam
Roll & Roll Sushi Class
13 May 2024
Great session

We loved this session! A great host and we learned a lot about Japanese culture as well as sushi itself.

We made a lot of sushi and got a really good goody bag.

Only thing that would make it 5 star would be to have more fish in the sushi we made, as it was mainly veg based.

by Jamie
Roll & Roll Sushi Class
08 May 2024
Mr

The event but was very formally presented and was therefore not very fun.