While studying for a masters in Latin American studies at her university in Japan, Kyoko started working part time at a restaurant as a chef. After that, she decided that cooking was what she wanted to do.
Kyoko was born and raised in Shizuoka, Japan. She has worked as a chef in multiple restaurants in Tokyo, Japan, including "Hide" in Nishiazabu. She also worked as a cooking teacher at Japan's most famous cooking school for many years before moving to San Francisco at the end of 2008.
Gochiso Kitchen started soon after she arrived so she could teach cooking classes in San Francisco!
Kyoko loves cooking and Japanese food, and nothing makes her happier than helping others learn to cook as well. Come take a class with Kyoko and learn to share her passion for Japanese cooking!