Japanese Ideas

Japanese cookery classes for all and local catering

Our latest review


My son and I had a lovely morning yesterday with Hiroko. I bought the session for my son’s 21st birthday because he loves both Japan and cooking. We have never done anything like this before. Hiroko made us very welcome, she was so well prepared and organised. She explained things calmly and is very patient and she ensured we did learnt about the food and cooking techniques under her excellent guidance. She also explained about why you use certain techniques. The food was delicious and we sat in her wonderful garden Japanese style to eat the food we had prepared.


Fran Poole

Market Bosworth

July 2018


For our teambuilding session we decided to learn about sushi and to have a chance to sample our efforts. We were made very welcome by Hiroko and sampled delicious food. I would definitely recommend this experience to anybody who wants to arrange a session.


Marianne McCall


May 2018


Hiroko has just visited our office on Pride Park, Derby for a team building mini sushi course.


Everything we needed to make the sushi was provided by Hiroko and she explained everything clearly. I think even the colleagues of mine who were unsure about sushi before enjoyed the lesson… and eating the sushi after even though they weren't sure before!


It was fun, educational and super tasty! Hiroko is lovely and I personally hope to be able to enjoy some more food with Hiroko in the future! Yum!


Sarah Craven


April 2018


Excellent class, Hiroko was so kind and food was excellent! Definitely worth doing!


Cameron Tait


March 2018


I visited Hiroko's Japanese cookery class with my mum this weekend. We had an absolutely fantastic time!

Hiroko is a brilliant teacher - and the food we cooked was delicious. We learnt so many skills and how to cook 5 Japanese dishes. She also provided us with recipe handouts which I'll be saving so I can create these wonderful dishes at home.

It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience, with great company, great food and great conversation.

I would recommend this class to anybody who enjoys Japanese cuisine and learning about the cookery and culture of Japan.


Caroline Hill


March 2018






































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