I teach Japanese cookery at the Sozai Cooking School in London and have orchestrated many gastronomic events.
My expertise stretches from the art of healthy Japanese home cooking to top quality gastronomic experiences. I trained at the Tsuji School of Culinary Arts in Osaka, Japan, where they taught me one of the most authentic Japanese culinary courses in the world.
My enthusiasm for gastronomy originated from my childhood in Sapporo, where I regularly enjoyed the spoils of wild vegetable foraging and fishing with my family. This led me to understand the importance of the freshest, highest quality ingredients together with exquisite taste pairings in Japanese food. I was hired as Tina Turner’s private chef when Ms Turner moved her base to London in the 1990s. I have also appeared on Channel 4's "Sunday Brunch" where I taught Tim Lovejoy and Simon Rimmer to make sushi.
Besides being an accomplished cook and presenter, I am also a writer and photographer. I contribute to Japanese and British media with articles and recipes. I also recently started cooking at Megumi's supper club in Notting Hill Gate where the focus is on Japanese regional cuisine.