Sushi, Shiawase, Sekai

(Sushi, Happiness, World)

We want to create happiness all over the world with Sushi. Our goal is to train leaders of Japanese cuisine, such as sushi, and to pursue people’s happiness by spreading, developing and heightening the value of Japanese cuisine in the world. Since its foundation in 2002, Tokyo Sushi Academy has been attracting attention from both domestic and international media as the first school to train sushi chefs in Japan and the only one that teaches sushi to professional chefs in English. We have more than 4,000 alumni and they found a new career in over 50 countries since TSA was established 2002.

■How class goes?

You can check out our school life on youtube by simply clicking the above link; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-vBNUdUfMU

Tokyo Sushi Academy was introduced by Reuters/TRT world on youtube recently. I think this 3min TV program helps you to understand more about our school! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9bpBT3K0NU

We post a photo of daily class on our facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/tokyosushiacademytsukiji/

■Our Graduates

We have more than 4,000 alumni and they found a new career in over 50 countries since TSA was established 2002. One of our graduate from Greece was named among the world’s 100 top chefs at the award ceremony of the first Chefs World Summit in November 2017. http://www.ekathimerini.com/214141/article/ekathimerini/life/greek-sushi-master-among-worlds-100-best-chefs http://www.ekathimerini.com/214141/article/ekathimerini/life/greek-sushi-master-among-worlds-100-best-chefs

WHY SUSHI/JAPANESE CUISINE?

    1. Japanese cuisine loved in the world

    1. According to the survey conducted by Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japanese restaurants or Japanese fusion restaurants drastically increased their number from about 24,000 in 2006 to 55,000 in 2013 and 89,000 in 2015.
    2. “Japanese cuisine,” the most favorite foreign cuisine

    1. In the survey about favorite foreign cuisine, people in China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, France and Italy selected Japanese cuisine as their most favorite. (2013 Japanese External Trade Organization)
    2. Japanese chefs remaining in the country

    1. Despite high demand in the world, today’s Japanese chefs tend to remain in a comfortable environment of their own country and thus Japanese-cuisine chefs are much needed in the world.
    2. Trend of “Dashi” “Umami”

    1. “Dashi” and “Umami,” the fundamental components of Japanese cuisine, are attracting attention from all over the world. Chefs of world-renowned restaurants visit Tokyo to learn Japanese cuisine.
    2. Successful cases of Japanese/ Japanese fusion cuisine

    1. Japanese fusion restaurants, such as Nobu, Zuma, and Morimoto, have become a food trend in the world.
    2. Successful cases of Edo-style sushi restaurants in the world

  1. Due to the development of distribution systems in the last decade, it became possible not only for high-class restaurants in Tokyo but anywhere in the world to have seafood directly transported from the Tsukiji fish market. As discerning customers increase, high-end Edo-style sushi restaurants proved successful in Hong Kong, New York, and Singapore.

WHY TOKYO/TSUKIJI?

    1. Tokyo, the most competitive area for restaurants

    1. With the population of over 12 million and more than 150,000 restaurants, Tokyo is known as the most competitive area for restaurants in the world. The city features not only Japanese but also Chinese, Italian, French and Thai restaurants and you can enjoy high-quality dishes for prices starting at JPY500 (approx. $4).
    2. Michelin acknowledges Tokyo

    1. In 2015, 226 restaurants in Tokyo earned stars in the Michelin guide. The city leaves Paris far behind, which ranked second with 99 restaurants, and proves that it earned high reputation among gourmets.
    2. Kappabashi-The Street of Restaurant Goods Suppliers Kappabashi, famous as the Street of Restaurant Goods Suppliers, is located about 30 minutes by train from Tsukiji. The street is lined with shops of kitchen knives, fake display food or kitchen equipment and attracts those involved with food industry around the world. You can find restaurant equipment as well as tools for chefs.

    1. Large-scale food events Tokyo hosts large-scale food-related events, such as Foodex Japan, which is held in every March as the largest exhibition of the restaurant business in Asia, or Japan International Seafood Show in August. The city enables you to build up your network within the food industry.

    1. Tsukiji Tsukiji School is located within 5-minute distance on foot from the world-renowned Tsukiji fish market. You can build up your network with suppliers at the market for world’s best ingredients.

    1. Four seasons By experiencing spring, summer, autumn, and winter, you can feel the seasonal essence of Japanese cuisine and sushi. This is the experience you can have only in Japan.

    1. Your own activities in Japan On the weekend and holidays, you can enjoy your own activities, such as skiing, taking a hot spring bath, viewing fireworks or cherry blossoms, joining hot pot parties or drinking at Izakaya (a Japanese-style pub).

WHY TSA?

    1. Previous achievements and network Since TSA’s foundation in 2002, more than 4,000 alumni found a new career in over 50 countries. You can meet chefs coming from all over the world in pursuit of the same goal and heighten your intellectual motivation or find new business partners.

    1. The only school that teaches authentic Japanese cuisine in English TSA (Tokyo Sushi Academy) is the only school where you can learn authentic Japanese cuisine in English. There are other schools for Japanese cuisine, but they teach in Japanese and require language proficiency of the JLPT N-2 level (business-level).

    1. Instructors Outstanding soccer players do not always make outstanding coaches. Similarly, cooking instructors need experience and sense. In the field of sushi and Japanese cuisine, which requires chefs to “watch and learn,” our passionate instructors will take advantage of their experience in teaching foreigners and answer each of your questions.

    1. Practical lessons + resources TSA features not only practical lessons using various fish and ingredients but also wide-ranged English resources about sushi and Japanese cuisine. These resources will allow you to learn diversely, ranging from the history of sushi and Japanese cuisine to their latest trend.

    1. Activities We also offer activities outside the classroom, including field trips to Tsukiji and Kappabashi, so that you can learn Japanese cuisine from different perspectives.

    1. Support for life in Japan TSA will support you to the best of our ability before and after you arrive in Japan so that you can enjoy your stay in Tokyo; we will help you with the search for housing and preparation for life in Japan by providing an orientation and safety protocol in the event of earthquakes.

    1. Career support After you graduate TSA, we will assist you in changing jobs or opening a business.

Programmes taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

Certificate

Tokyo Sushi Academy

You will learn from Japanese knife handling to raw fish preparation for sushi, from basic to deeper knowledge! Everything about sushi making! ... [+]

4 WEEKS SUSHI COURSE

You will learn from Japanese knife handling to raw fish preparation for sushi, from basic to deeper knowledge! Everything about sushi making!

3 ADVANTAGES OF THIS COURSE

Basics to advanced techniques You can acquire a wide range of skills and knowledge about sushi, including how to use a Japanese kitchen knife, how to prepare rice for sushi (Shari), how to clean and cure fish, how to make Edomae style sushi, rolls or sashimi, and food hygiene management. A large variety of seafood You will learn how to make sushi with more than 20 kinds of seafood: white, red, small, medium or large fish, shellfish, squid or octopus. Tuna, salmon, yellowtail and shrimp are popular overseas, but you will also deal with basic fish for Edomae style sushi, such as Kohada (Gizzard shad) or Conger eel. Techniques adjusted to each ingredient Edomae style sushi preserves ancient wisdom of chefs in Tokyo (Edo), such as Kobu-jime and Su-jime (Curing with kelp or vinegar) and Zuke (Marinating with soy sauce). Learning the basic techniques that bring out the best taste of ingredients will broaden the possibility of your cooking.... [-]

Japan Tokyo
April 2020
English
Full time
4 weeks
Campus
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Tokyo Sushi Academy

8 weeks Course, combining 4 weeks Sushi Course and 4 weeks Washoku Course, is most popular and selected by 70% of foreign students. ... [+]

8 WEEKS SUSHI AND WASHOKU(JAPANESE CUISINE)COURSE

8 weeks Course, combining 4 weeks Sushi Course and 4 weeks Washoku Course, is most popular and selected by 70% of foreign students. We offer discount of 50,000JPY from the total price.

4 WEEKS SUSHI COURSE

You will learn from Japanese knife handling to raw fish preparation for sushi, from basic to deeper knowledge! Everything about sushi making!

3 ADVANTAGES OF THIS COURSE

Basics to advanced techniques You can acquire a wide range of skills and knowledge about sushi, including how to use a Japanese kitchen knife, how to prepare rice for sushi (Shari), how to clean and cure fish, how to make Edomae style sushi, rolls or sashimi, and food hygiene management.... [-]

Japan Tokyo
April 2020
English
Full time
8 weeks
Campus
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Tokyo Sushi Academy

You will learn how to make Dashi (Japanese soup stock) to famous Tempura, Sashimi, Yakitori, Tonkatsu, Izakaya foods, Okonomiyaki and more! ... [+]

4 WEEKS WASHOKU(JAPANESE CUISINE) COURSE

You will learn how to make Dashi (Japanese soup stock) to famous Tempura, Sashimi, Yakitori, Tonkatsu, Izakaya foods, Okonomiyaki and more!

3 ADVANTAGES OF THIS COURSE

Basics and applications of Dashi and Umami Dashi is a stock made of Japanese ingredients such as Katsuobushi (Bonito flakes), Niboshi (dried small sardines), kelp and dried shiitake mushrooms. Also known as Umami, Dashi is attracting attention from all over the world. Dashi is fundamental to Washoku, so you will learn its basics and applications: its ingredients, how to make it and how to use it for dishes. A wide variety of Japanese dishes Japanese cuisine has been developing uniquely under the influence of foreign cultures from ancient times. You can learn a wide range of dishes, including local food served at Izakaya as well as Tempura, Sashimi, Yakitori and Tonkatsu that are popular overseas. Tools and cooking techniques for Washoku You will learn five techniques–serving raw (cutting), simmering, grilling, steaming and deep-frying–with Japanese tools including a kitchen knife. Cooking techniques that appeal to five senses and bring out the best taste of ingredients are highly evaluated in the world so that they will help you develop your future career.... [-]

Japan Tokyo
April 2020
English
Full time
4 weeks
Campus
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Course

Tokyo Sushi Academy

At your request, we also offer private lessons for beginners to professional chefs. Hours of Private Lesson range from 3 hours a day to 2 weeks. ... [+]

PRIVATE LESSON FOR PROS

At your request, we also offer private lessons for beginners to professional chefs. Hours of Private Lesson range from 3 hours a day to 2 weeks.

CASE 1. BASICS OF EDOMAE STYLE SUSHI

Hours One day, a slot of 3 hours between 9am and 6pm Content - How to clean middle-sized fish (Ex. one kind from Young Yellowtail, Salmon, Horse Mackerel) - How to cut out fish - Practice of Nigiri Sushi - Tasting Fee - Starting from 40,000JPY (3hours/day) - *Instruction Fee, Ingredient Costs are included - *If we cannot book an English-speaking instructor, translation fee may be charged separately. - *8% Consumption tax will be added - *Ingredients used in the course may vary depending on the conditions of purchase.... [-]

Japan Tokyo
April 2020
English
Full time
6 - 6 days
Campus
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