I am Canadian and have been living in Japan for almost 10 years. Canada is a melting pot of cultures and people. Our cuisine is based on the food and knowhow brought by hard working immigrants who made Canada their new home. Essentially, Canadian cuisine is influenced by all the various cultures found in Canada. America is our major trading partner so we do get some US influence. Canadians love burgers and enjoy a good BBQ on a hot summer day in their garden. Canada was part of the Commonwealth (UK influence). We have a lot of pubs that serve pub food such as Fish and Chips, Steak and Kidney pie,
Personally, I have worked for more than 20 years in the hotel, restaurant and education industry. I had the pleasure of working with several Chefs in luxury hotels (Ritz-Carlton) and have also travelled around the world and sampled many different styles of cuisine. I have also been teaching since 1993.
I owned a cooking studio in Nakameguro from 2013 to 2015. The concept was cook in English. Every lesson was educational, entertaining and almost community building. We aimed to foster a sense of friendship and camaraderie in a fun environment.
I was also fortunate to live in several countries around the world. I have embraced different cultures and values.
I like to think of food as a medium to bring people together regardless of their nationalities, religions and beliefs. In my kitchen, we focus on respect of food, people and ideas.
My food philosophy is simple. Organic when possible. Everything is made on site except bread, puff pastry and pasta, absolutely no chemical in food.
Our world is getting closer. We are fortunate to live in a time where it is a lot easier to exchange and discover cultures.
Let's celebrate food, people and their cultures! Let's celebrate life.