Japan culinary experience
|Series: Dates: Departures: Max Group Size: Price: Sovereign Society Credit:||Culinary Journeys September 1-8, 2014 1 20 Starting at $11,166.00* 8|
Chef Makoto Okuwa
With over twenty years of experience, Chef Makoto Okuwa has developed his own take on Japanese cuisine, where traditional Edomae-Sushi meets innovative flair. Chef Makoto's introduction to the intricacies of Japanese cooking, especially sushi, began in his hometown of Nagoya, Japan. At the age of 15, Makoto began an apprenticeship with Sushi Master Makoto Kumazaki; his study continued under the tutelage of legendary Sushi Master Chef Shinichi Takegasa. After ten years of training in Japan, Makoto moved to Washington, D.C. where he began to work closely with Iron Chef Morimoto and was soon asked to assume the Head Sushi Chef role at Morimoto New York and Morimoto Philadelphia. In 2005 and 2013, he was recognized by the James Beard Foundation for outstanding contribution.