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 cuisibe to foreigners. We would like to create an environment where foreigners can learn Japanese home cooking all over the Japan and around the world.