Famous Chef’s Cooking Classes (E&J)

One of our most popular programs is coming back! Famous Chef Cooking Class
Enjoy cooking classes by the most renowned famous chefs in Greater Vancouver, who will teach through demonstration, lecture, and tasting.

This year’s theme is “Sake” and our chefs will delight you with food that compliments sake.
A professional sake advisor will also be present at the classes to help develop appreciation for sake.

Seats are limited, so sign up soon!

Fee (tax included): $50
NNMCC members receive a $5 discount off each class.

Registration: 604.777.7000 / info[at]nikkeiplace.org
Registration is required 2 weeks in advance for each class. 
Maximum 20 people per class.

Supported by NNMCC Auxiliary Group & Suzuya Japanese Market


Aki restaurant1st Class: Successfully completed
Instructor: Chef Naoshige Murashima “Taro” from Aki Japanese Restaurant

Sake Seminar : “Sake Culture Abroad”
Advisor: Masa Shiroki (Sakemaker) Artisan Sake Maker at Granville Island


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2nd class: Saturday, October 5 - Successfully completed
Instructor: Chef. Sadatoshi Hoshika from Octopus’ Garden Restaurant

Sake Seminar : “How to easily distinguish different types of sake, matching sake with various food, choosing “your” sake,  features and characteristics of select sake.

Advisor: Rei Miyamoto (SSI Certifi ed Sake Advisor) – D Way Beverage Inc.
Click here to check out Menu and Sake sampling list


3Tojo-Watanabe-1rd class: Sunday Nov 30, 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Instructor: Chef Hiroki Watanabe from Tojo’s Restaurant

Chef Watanabe was born in Ichinomiya, Aichi, and graduated from a specialist cooking school in Japan and worked as an apprentice chef for 3 years at “Nadaman” in Tokyu Hotel which is one of the most famous restaurants in Japan. His present position as a chef was obtained through working as a waiter at Tojo’s Restaurant and in 2008, Vancouver magazine gave him an award of Premier Crew. Award-winning Tojo’s Restaurant has been selected as one of the “1000 Places to See Before You Die.”

Sake Seminar : “Sake Demand Trends and Basic Sake Knowledge”
Advisor: Mr. Soya Kayo, Sake Brand Manager (certified saké professional) – Blue Note Wine & Spirits Inc.
Sake sampling: Pure Rice-derived Sake, Yoshi, Gokujou.


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