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Shirley Mayumi Maekawa

20 Years


Hi to foodies from all over the world! I'm Shirley born in L.A., raised in Japan and graduated from a culinary school here in Japan. I've been teaching Japanese cooking for a long time and finally settled in Tokyo in March, 2019.

What was your inspiration to get into cooking, food and teaching how to cook?

From researching about Japanese fermented food, I was able to get cured from anemia and realized that fermented food must be known all over the world by Japanese cooking classes.

What excites you the most about your work?

Happiness comes from my guests' smile when they are cooking and tasting the food.

How do you select the menu for you classes?

Fun to cook, and delicious to taste.

What do you love the most about cooking?

To share my knowledge, skills, and Japanese culture.

Additional information

Come see my place in a residence area in Tokyo. Its a quiet area with a small shopping street and beautiful cherry blossoms in the spring time.