Atsuko Ikeda is a Japanese chef, writer and food photographer. She was born in Kyushu, a southern island of Japan also known as ‘Food Island’. After travelling the world, she was inspired to teach people to cook authentic Japanese dishes miles away from home and has been teaching in the UK since 2008.
She is owner of Atsuko’s Kitchen, offering catering and sell-out classes in Japanese cookery based in London's Shoreditch. Atsuko also teaches sushi making at the famous Divertimenti cookery school and has studied Shojin Ryori (a healthy vegan cuisine derived from Japan’s Buddhist origins).