Wasabi Cooking Class is open to all those who want to learn how to cook among the most popular Japanese dishes. If you want to explore the Japanese culture through food, then you should definitely take part in one of our cooking classes! Our renowned Chef Hirotake will teach you how to cook but he will also immerse you into Japanese culture in revealing you the secrets behind Japanese Food, also known as "Washoku".
Born in Kagoshima prefecture and living in Saitama, Chef Hirotake, is the head of the kitchen. Coming from very humble beginnings, Hirotake-san had a turbulent start in life as a young man. Growing up in a difficult environment, Hirotake-san got into trouble many times. Getting into fights often made it impossible for him to focus and he quickly lost interest in school. With failing school grades and not having a clear goal in life, his father recommended him to try his hand at cooking in order to make something out of his life. Thus, Hirotake-san took on an apprenticeship as a young cook. This was not without hardships and Hirotake-san thought about quitting many times. Running away in the middle of the night from training school to training school, getting into trouble with fellow apprentices, Hirotake-san was on the verge of falling back into his old bad habits. A fateful encounter with renowned Chef Saburou introduced by his father, made him change his way. Seeing a struggling Hirotake-san and feeling sympathy for him, Saburou-san took him under his wing.