Japanese Cooking with Chef Mari Nameshida

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Voted one of the top activities in Tokyo by TripAdvisor reviewers, Mari's Japanese Cooking Class offers the unique chance to experience firsthand how to create authentically Japanese home cooked meals.


Chef Mari Nameshida shares her expertise with home chefs looking to experience real Japanese cuisine using the freshest ingredients from local markets. Her cooking isn't fussy; she builds real-life menus and prepares dishes that are served at dinner tables all over Japan. From family dinners to bento boxes, these modern recipes have a wide appeal.


Included with tuition, each student will receive a copy of JAPANESE RECIPES from MARI’S TOKYO KITCHEN - this cook book features 50 of the most popular recipes from her classes presented along with a color photograph, Mari's commentary and tips for success.


Class Schedule/Topics:

Part 1, Tuesday, October 10th:

  • Sesame Spinach Salad
  • Green Onion and Tuna Sashimi Salad with Miso Mustard Sauce
  • How to make Dash (soup stock), Miso Soup (using the Dash) and Gyoza



Part 2, Tuesday, October 17th:

  • Potato Cake
  • Nanban-duke (Marinated Salmon with Vegetables)
  • Kara-age (Deep Fried Chicken)



Instructor Bio

Chef Mari Nameshida
・Japanese Cooking Instructor

・Diploma of Kushi macrobiotic Institute Tokyo (BIOKURA) Advanced / sweets standard
・Chinese herbal medicine dishes Instructor (Certified)
・Chinese herbal medicine Advisor (Certified)
・Registered Nurse (Certified)
・Public Health Nurse (Certified)
・Food lover

I learned the basics of Japanese cooking from my mom at a young age and also went to cooking/baking schools in Japan. I have been learning Kaiseki style cooking which is a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner by Keiko Okamura and Koichiro Goto who are famous for an authentic Japanese Kaiseki style trainer.

I also love traveling and cooking with chefs/moms/dads in every countries. But I noticed that there were few chances to immerse yourself in the local culture and taste in Japan. I thought it would be very nice if there was a place that foreigners could come to the local people’s homes and learn how to cook local cuisine and as a result learn more about the local people.

That is why I started my cooking classes by teaching Japanese home style cooking. I hope the guest can cook again in their home countries for their families and friends after returning home. Please enjoy the dishes and our culture by joining our classes!


What Do I Bring to Class?

Nothing! Just bring yourself and the enthusiasm to learn something new in the kitchen! The College will provide all the necessary tools for students to use while they're in class.



This course is held in the kitchens of the historical Allison Mansion at 4207 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Guests are welcome to use our FREE gated parking lot directly off of Walnut Street between 42nd and 43rd Streets. Parking is available on a first come, first served basis. Please enter the main entrance to be directed to your course by a College representative.