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Cooking School

In Japan, foreign visitors, by teaching the "home cooking", as food in Japan of ordinary home, reportedly the Japanese culture, lecturer activities that connects the foreigners and Japan.

Licensed Teachers School

You can teach Japanese home cooking to foreigners to develop "home trainer".
(The Japan Association of cooking for Foreigners.)

For Business Customers

We are providing variety of services such as; Home meal cooking class as an optional tour for travelers, Event creation for entertaining your international guests or employees, Dispatch of our certified cooking instructors, Restaurant menu design and supervision, Marketing consulting to attract international travelers.

Expand Japanese cuisine to all over the world!

Ten years ago I stayed at a seaside lodge in New Zealand. The family who manages it serves me abalone, oyster, and sea bream caught in the front of sea. I felt myself entering the area without a doubt as a traveler, enjoying simple but warm home cooking.
And I decided to spread the home cooking of Japan to the world.
Let's start in Japan first as a stepping stone for that. I launched Washocook which introduce Japanese home style cooking for foreigners in 2014.
At the same time, Japanese cuisen was registered as a world intangible cultural heritage, and the need for Japanese cuisen cooking class for foreigners expanded.
Among them, cooking classes that can experience general household tastes were noted, rather than restaurant meals such as kaiseki cuisine.
On the other hand, there are only a few classrooms that teach home cooking to foreigners in English.
In addition, most foreigners thought it was difficult to make Japanese cuisine.
In 2016, we incorporated Washocook with the concept of "home cooking that anyone can do within 20 minutes per dish" targeting foreigners.
In addition, in order to expand the classroom to the world, we started a "Certified Teacher Training School" and trained instructors who could teach Japanese Cuisine to foreigners. We would like to create an environment where foreigners can learn Japanese home cooking all over the Japan and around the world.

Washocook Co.,Ltd.
Noriko Tominaga


The CEO Profile

1969 Born in Tokyo
1991 Graduated from Kitazato University, Bachelor of Pharmacy. Obtained a pharmacist license.
1991 - 2014 Marketing manager for various kinds of cosmetic and pharmaceutical products at Kracie Co., Ltd. (Previously Kanebo home products Co., Ltd.), L’Oreal Japan Co., Ltd., Nippon Boehringer Ingelheim Co., Ltd.
Besides the job careers, studied cooking at "KUSHI Macrobiotic Academy" and "International Food and Culture Association", and obtained the license for a trainer of food education.
February, 2014 Held a Japanese Home Style Cooking Class for foreigners at the International Lounge in Sagamihara city.
August, 2014 Started the "WASHO COOK" Japanese Cooking Class at her own house in Sagamiono.
June, 2015 Opened the second classroom in Kichijoji.
January, 2016 Incorporated WASHO COOK CO., Ltd.


Jun. 2019 BS Tokyo Noriko's blog
Feb. 2019 Nippon TV Week up +Noriko's blog
Sep. 2018 Fuji TV Nijiiro-jeen Noriko's blog
Mar. 2018 NHK Ohayo Nippon Noriko's blog
Oct. 2017 Nippon TV : NEWS ZERO
Apr. 2017 TV Asahi : Syokusai no Ohkoku
Mar. 2017 Sagamihara city Town news
Feb. 2017 NHK TV : Metropolitan Special reports
Apr. 2016 BS NHK : Nippon buratetsu
Feb. 2016 BS Fuji : Table of dreams
Jan. 2016 English supervisor for 'Simple Delicious Japanese Food'
Dec. 2015 Nippon TV : News every "Japanese foods cooking class OSECHI for foreigners"
Oct. 2015 Benesse DVD teaching materials for junior high school
Sep. 2015 Nippon TV : News every"Japanese foods spread around the world"
Sep. 2015 TOKYO MX : Morning CROSS"TOKKYO 100 foreign views"
Mar. 2015 Nikkei Newspaper
Dec. 2014 NHK Ohayo Nippon : Town information "Osechi Cooking for foreigners"
Dec. 2014 TV Asahi : Morning bird "Evolving cooking class"
Dec. 2014 Kanagawa Newspaper "食で広げる交流の輪"
Oct. 2014 TV Kanagawa : News alfa 930 "Japanese culture exchange through Japanese Cooking"
Sep. 2014 Magazine Nikkei Otona-no OFF