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Farm & sea to table chef. Most of the ingredients are locally resourced and Organic/non-GMO. Specialized in Asian/Pacific healthy cooking.
Yumi was born and raised in a beautiful, historical town by the ocean, Kamakura, Japan. She began her training in the kitchen at a very young age— she would help her mother prepare food for six family members of three generations. She remembers the feeling of joy and passion while exploring her mother’s cookbooks and creating her own creations to share. Fresh food markets helped develop discernment for the best ingredients and inspiration to create her own recipes.
After she landed on Kaua’i in 2005, she experimented with being 100% raw vegan and also studied many different modalities of cleansing and detoxing. Now she enjoys a healthy island diet based on the theory drawn from a macrobiotic concept: “Eating the abundance within four miles of your home gives us the best immune system.” After practicing this concept for years, she is convinced it creates harmony and balance with the island she lives on while contributing to her well-being. Our everyday choice of practicing ecological and sustainable living contributes to the beloved Mother Earth. Now she is ready to share her skills, knowledge, and experiences with the world!
For me, cooking is...
to enhance the unique taste and healing properties of each ingredients from the place.
I learned to cook at...
very young age with my mother, cooking for our family. Studied and practices Ayurveda and Macrobiotic.
A role model in the kitchen is...
My mother inspired me to cook and still does so to this day
A cooking secret...
"Eating the abundance that grows within a four-mile radius of your home will heal and nurture you"
As a Private Chef, I can offer you:
Simply tell me what you're craving! I would love to create the perfect menu for your special occasion in Waialua.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Waialua. You name it!
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Waialua.
Interactive or demonstrative, I can provide showcooking services all around Waialua.
Yumi's Food Gallery
We all eat with our eyes first! Below you can find a little demonstration of what I can bring to your table.
Book your experience with Chef Yumi
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.