About the Instructor of Buddha Bellies Cooking School

 

 

 

 

 

 

Execective Instructor/chef  Ayuko Akiyama 

 

-is  a founder of Buddha Bellies Cooking School Tokyo and an author of 'Teaching Japanese Cooking in English'

 

-is a professional sushi instructor certificated by JSIA (Japan Sushi Instructor Association)

 -is a professional Sake sommelier registered by SSI international

 -has been trained as a professional cook by one of the famous Japanese Kaiseki 懐石 style cuisine (traditional Japanese Fine dining style) schools-Yanagihara Cuisinary School in Japan

  -is a lover of food and people! 

-believes that good foods and nice conversation will make the world peace! ;-)

-loves travelling the world + learning different culture and worlds' recipes! (Learnt Thai, Chinese, Italian, Balinese cuisine)

-took a professional license as a 'the food sanitation supervisor' issued by Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office (National Qualification)

-has been trained and qualified as a professional English teacher and got a 'Specialized Teacher's license  '(専修免許), which has been issued  by Japanese Government (Ministry of Education/National Qualification)

 -was born and grown up in Japan, educated in UK in her teenage, fluent in English.

 -took M.A. and has been in a educational business field for more than 15 yrs and found the pleasure to teach from her career experience as a professional tutor.

 

 

Look forward to seeing you in my kitchen!

 

 

 

■Publications & Media

2013-2015

 

  • 2015 Winner! tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence!!!
  • Milano Expo 2015 Official image video of WASHOKU (Japanese cuisine)

 

  • Tripadvisor Activities in Tokyo we have been chosen as one of the top activities in Tokyo! We got No.1 prize!
  •  City Guide App by tripadvisor 'Things to do in Tokyo' We got No.1 prize out of 955 activities in Tokyo!
  •  We had been introduced NHK(channel 1) and broadcasted on 5th June 2014 at 15:15~16:00pm

 

Who worked with us?

We had organized special sushi workshop for 

    -United Nations Global Impact 

    - Mercedez Benz 

    -Yahoo USA

    -Google USA(CA)

   -Itocyu trading company Ltd.

                                                     and more...

 

  • We have been introduced in one of the TV programs in Australia -'Guru's Explore' and had national broadcasted! Enjoy the recipe of Okonomiyaki

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhGX4hMmlqY&list=PL_Rbcmb5_968da8mb-7o_EnypHA7diZea

 

  • We have been introduced in Newspaper The Globe and Mail (Canada)

      http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/travel/activities-and-interests/learn-to-cook-the-local-cuisine-not-just-eat-it/article16269450/

 

  • We have been introduced in Newspaper The Southland Times(New Zealand)

     http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/features/9870283/A-love-affair-with-food

 

  • We have been introduced in the newspapaer 'der Standard' (Austria, Vienna)

    http://derstandard.at/r1362107779183/Blog-Geheime-Schnatterei-on-Tour

 

  • We have been introduced on Savvy Tokyo magazine!

   http://www.savvytokyo.com/buddha-bellies-japanese-cooking-school-jimbocho/

 

  • We have been introduced web magazine 'Asialogy'

   http://www.asialogy.com/2013/10/buddha-bellies-cooking-school-tokyo.html

 

  • We have been introduced web magazine 'Wander Tokyo'

    http://wandertokyo.com/spring-in-tokyo/

 

  • We have been introduced in 'Real estate.com'

    http://www.realestate-tokyo.com/news/learning-to-cook-japanese-food/

 

  • We have been introduced web magazine 'The Cubicler Renegade.com' 

    http://www.thecubiclerenegade.com/from-tokyo-with-love/

 

  • We have been introduced in KEN'S cooperation magazine for foreign residence inTokyo

    http://blog.kencorp.com/post/63630553488/learning-to-cook-tokyo-style

 

 

  • We organized a special Fancy sushi workshop with Museum Ekkamai(Thailand, Bangkok)

http://museum-ekkamai.com/

 

 

  • Ayuko is  the official Tokyo Travel navigators in 'Stay.com'

http://www.stay.com/tokyo/guides/339075-0fd2468e/favorites-from-the-chef-in-tokyo/