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Chef Yumi Teraguchi

Personal Chef In Waialua

Chef Yumi Teraguchi

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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!

My services

As a Private Chef, I can offer you:

Personal Chef

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!

Cooking Classes

Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Waialua.

Cooking Show

Interactive or demonstrative, I can provide showcooking services all around Waialua.

Book your experience with Chef Yumi

Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.