Akemi Yokoyama

I have a background in Japanese food provenance, nurtured from my Father, who along with my family foraged and fished throughout the Island of Hokkaido. I am now a Japanese food specialist, chef, presenter and writer based in London. My regular Japanese cookery classes at Sozai Cookery School, where I am currently a principal, have received very favourable reviews in the UK’s national media, including Time Out and The Telegraph. I also appeared on the popular TV programmes, C4’s Sunday Brunch and CBBC's Saturday Mash-Up, teaching the presenters how to make sushi. I am also an in demand private chef and caterer. I demonstrates authentic Japanese cooking in the UK and Europe at many diverse events, and I regularly work with the Japanese government’s related organizations promoting Japanese cuisine and sake to the media and public. My latest culinary interests include all aspects of fermentation and flavour experimentation across multiple food cultures.

Special subjects

Japanese food and sake

Languages spoken

English and Japanese

Regular work

Teaching cookery to public and professionals Demonstration Commercial Recipe development Commercial Cooking videos Food catering

Advisory boards / Awards

WSET Sake Level 3