Ozeki Cooking School welcomes students from around the world to Seki, Gifu—a historic town renown for samurai swords and cormorant fishing. Throughout the four seasons, cooking with Chef Shuji can take you into the luscious bamboo forest, over to the serene rice paddy, to the rushing Nagara river, and back to the 100 year-old Yamakyu Restaurant, where all the culinary delight takes place.
Master Chef Shuji combines 35 years of professional experience with a holistic and mindful approach, resulting in a masterful yet harmonious Japanese cuisine.
Traditional Japanese cuisine, has been gaining worldwide popularity in recent years and in December 2013, washoku was granted the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage designation. Japanese home-cooking is centred on the happiness and health of the family, combining a focus on wholesome and balanced nutrition with precise and symbolic aesthetic conventions.
Not only is Japanese cuisine nourishing, vibrant and elegant; it is often easy to prepare on an everyday basis.
Whether you’d like to learn about Japanese home-style cooking, healthful and convenient obento, mindful zazen, Japanese tea ceremony, or traditional rice cultivation—enroll in one of Shuji’s workshops or set up your own private cooking class. Chef Shuji caters to individuals and groups of all sizes, taking care of each detail from start to finish.