Culinary Studio Dekura

Culinary Studio Dekura

Culinary Studio Dekura

Classes with the Goodwill Ambassador for Japanese Cuisine

Culinary Studio Dekura, cooking teacher
5.0 (42)
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PROFILE

Hideo was born in Yotsuya, Tokyo. His father was a playwright and owned two Japanese restaurants, Kihei of Tokyo and Misuji, where he commenced his training, whilst still at school at Shinjuku High School and through to Nihon University. Hideo learnt from his parents the principles of sushi and kappo-ryori food preparation, cooking and presentation. These methods have been passed down through generations of his family. At the same time, he learnt the philosophy of Chakaiseki (the tea ceremony cuisine), Teikanryu Shodô (Calligraphy), Ikenobou-Ryuseiha (flower arrangement) and Hôchô Shiki (the cooking knife ceremony) under the tutelage of Shijyoushinryu by Iemoto-Shishikura Soken-Sensei.

After years of cooking and demonstrating in Japan, Hideo's interests led him to Europe to study classical French cuisine, England and then the United States, where he was able to combine his skills in Japanese and European cuisine by working as a demonstrator in California.

In 1972 Hideo visited Australia for the first time and settled in Sydney in 1974. He set up Japanese Functions of Sydney, the first Japanese catering company in Sydney, which was highly successful. He has lectured in several places and has now opened Culinary Studio Dekura in Chatswood.

Hideo is a master of Shijoshin-ryu in Sydney. Furthermore he is a member of Food Professional Australia, (formally Food Media Australia), Japan Master Chef Association, and a lecturer at the Sydney Sea Food School.

He is the author of several Japanese cooking books and cooking videos.

In 2007 and 2015 Hideo was presented with an award from the Japanese Government to those who have made significant contributions to the promotion of Japanese food and cooking.

In 2016 He was appointed as Goodwill Ambassador for Japanese Cuisine.



REVIEWS

(42)



Iris Barhom

Beginners Sushi Making Class


Really enjoyed this class, the teacher was great the venue was beautiful set up very clean and all ingredients were fresh. It was with a great group with good vibes. It was nice having lunch with the teacher and the group we ate laughed and chatted and mainly enjoyed what we made.
Thank you

Cooking workshop review by Iris Barhom

Gabrielle Gallagher

Beginners Sushi Making Class


Hideo Dekura was a great teacher. Very calm but experienced and professional- also very nice and quite funny. We left with all the skills and knowledge And confidence to make our own sushi at home. There was a huge amount of sushi for lunch and he even made us miso soup from scratch- before we started cooking so we didn’t get hungry- best miso soup I have tastedgreat value and great fun! Thank you!

Cooking workshop review by Gabrielle Gallagher

Angela Wakenshaw

Kids Sushi Making Class (7+)


“Nice learning from a sushi master!”

He was very patient with the kids and explained why you roll the sushi in that way. The rolls were really yummy and overall a great experience for brand new and experienced cooks!

Kids Sushi Making Class (7+) review by Angela Wakenshaw

Jie Cong

Ramen Noodle Making & Tonkotsu Soup


Great experience. The teacher is very nice and professional. The handout is very useful. The noodle making experience was fun and unique. The soup is super delicious and many kinds of toppings. Beyond expectations and will be back for another class.

Ramen Noodle Making & Tonkotsu Soup review by Jie Cong

Ben White

Tempura Cooking Class


One of the best cooking classes ever! It was a privilege to be taught by one of the great masters of Japanese cuisine. The tempura was delicious and it was the finer details that I appreciated learning. The conversation was a highlight also as Hideo san is very interesting person with some great stories.

Cooking workshop review by Ben White

Sabrina Parr

Ramen Noodle Making & Tonkotsu Soup


I took my brother to this class as a birthday gift, he absolutely loved it. We really enjoyed learning how to make authentic Japanese ramen. It was a lovely experience and the teacher was a delight. Highly recommended!

Cooking workshop review by Sabrina Parr

Carol Pong

Sushi and Sashimi Master Class


My friends and I attended a private class for a birthday celebration and had a wonderful, fun and relaxing time. We learnt how to prepare sushi, nigiri, sashimi and miso soup. Hideo-san is so knowledgeable and a great teacher. He also had some great stories and experiences to share with us and made the class so enjoyable. We'd love to try out some of the other workshops at Culinary Studio Dekura in future! Thank you so much!

Cooking workshop review by Carol Pong

Vedro Citra

Ramen Noodle Making & Tonkotsu Soup


Hide-san is amazing. This is my first time making ramen noodle from scratch but he made it so easy to follow. All of the infredients are also good.

Ramen Noodle Making & Tonkotsu Soup review by Vedro Citra

Chantal Madi

Ramen Noodle Making & Tonkotsu Soup


The teacher is an author or several Japanese cook books and is clearly knowledgeable in all things Japan! The class is a great couple or singles activity and great for groups of friends too. The kitchen is clean and well maintained and you are provided with the best quality ingredients. Overall a fun experience with delicious ramen to enjoy at the end!

Cooking workshop review by Chantal Madi

Victoria Roberts

Beginners Sushi Making Class


Great beginners sushi making class with everything we needed provided. Informative, enjoyable and delicious!
Thankyou Dekura!

Cooking workshop review by Victoria Roberts Sydney

Raymond Tan

Ramen Noodle Making & Tonkotsu Soup


Our sensei, Mr Dekura, is warm and friendly. The class size is small (7 students) and atmosphere is relax. We learned about making Ramen noodles from scratch using some traditional techniques. We also witnessed the preparation of the broth. Finally we enjoyed eating a bowl of our own noodle with our selection of condiments.

Ramen Noodle Making & Tonkotsu Soup review by Raymond Tan Sydney

Barinya Seresirikachorn

Ramen Noodle Making & Tonkotsu Soup


The ramen tasted pretty good, but it was on a healthy, less fatty side rather than a typical fatty Tonkotsu. This course would be very helpful for beginners who know nothing about ramen-making. He was a really kind instructor and explained the steps clearly.

Ramen Noodle Making & Tonkotsu Soup review by Barinya Seresirikachorn Sydney

Toshihiko Oe

Sushi and Sashimi Master Class


I’m very enjoy and happy. I’d like to take again. Thank you very much.

Sushi and Sashimi Master Class review by Toshihiko Oe

Trissa Lopez

Ramen Noodle Making & Chicken Stock


Overall a great experience. I was expecting a lot given Hideo San is a professional chef and teacher but the class even expected my high expectations. He was very knowledgeable and so walked away knowing I can definitely make ramen at home now. Lots of tips and techniques you learn in person. Also, we got to enjoy the food at the end of the class and it was the best ramen I’ve ever had!

Ramen Noodle Making & Chicken Stock review by Trissa Lopez Sydney

Ray Ho

Ramen Noodle Making & Tonkotsu Soup


We loved this class as a birthday gift or a fun activity. We would recommend this to small and big group (couples or corporate teams)

Cooking workshop review by Ray Ho

Jessica Ryan

Ramen Noodle Making & Tonkotsu Soup


The teacher was very knowledgeable and included everybody, every had a turn to prepare something

Ramen Noodle Making & Tonkotsu Soup review by Jessica Ryan Sydney

Alison Cave

Izakaya Cooking Class


Hideo san's kitchen was a wonderful set up for a cookery class and my son and I really enjoyed learning more about Japanese cooking and some of the ingredients we are looking forward to using in the future. Thanks for my Xmas present Eliot!

Cooking workshop review by Alison Cave

Jaime Aquinde

Sushi and Sashimi Master Class


The teacher has in-depth knowledge of Japanese cuisine and is great at directing the class. The venue is conducive for learning as it is very quiet and has all the necessary materials and equipment, everything was provided from the aprons, knives, handouts, etc.
We learned a lot about choosing which ingredients to procure and where to get them, the process of making miso soup, filleting and boning fish, blanching baby octopus, making japanese-style omelette, sushi rice, different types of sushi, sashimi and nigiri, and beautiful garnishes. Overall, great value for money; aside from the learning, the best part is you get to eat your creation with your new friends! Highly recommended!


Janine Mace

Tempura Cooking Class


Brilliant class. Hideo-san is an excellent teacher who is very generous with his time and who is keen to share his deep knowledge of Japanese food and cooking techniques. Would highly recommend this class to anyone wanting to learn more about both tempura and Japanese food preparation in general.


Rebecca Beaton

Ramen Noodle Making & Tonkotsu Soup


Great teacher, very interesting and fun experience - I highly recommended it! Book it, you won’t regret it :)


Paul Butler

Izakaya Cooking Class


It was really interesting to understand more about Japanese cuisine - The teacher was very knowledgeable


Sue Champion

Ramen Noodle Making & Tonkotsu Soup


It was a very relaxing wonderful ramen noodle making class I had experienced. The teacher Hideo was so organised and provided absolutely everything. I really enjoyed the class. Thank you Hideo
Sue


Michiko Friesenegger

Ramen Noodle Making & Tonkotsu Soup


Mr Dekura was friendly and a great teacher. His studio was lovely and it was a good experience making ramen from scratch. I'd definitely look at doing another class with him.


Saisha Nariani

Ramen Noodle Making & Tonkotsu Soup


The teacher was very knowledgeable and taught in detail
Materials provided were clean, up to the mark and of excellent quality
The venue was neat and well suited for detailed class


Thomas

Ramen Noodle Making & Tonkotsu Soup


I really liked the ramen and Mr Dekura was very very good . We made ramen from scratch, better than shop ramen


Pm Luong

Izakaya Cooking Class


Mr Dekura was an inspirational teacher who imparted his knowledge with such calm and grace that made the experience so memorable and amazing.
His cooking style and his wealth of knowledge was Worth more than one could ever hoped to learn in a cooking class. ( I am already booking more sessions with him).

The venue was homely and beautifully presented, every detail has been carefully thought of. The ingredients were chosen so creatively and so fresh that you’d think it can only come from his garden.
I learnt many of my favorite dishes I’d tasted in Japan through my travel, and the principle behind authentic Japanese cooking- my dream came true There were so much food that one could never finish in one go- lucky me.
This is one of the best cooking lessons I’ve had. I’d highly recommend mr Dekura’s classes to anyone interested in learning about Japanese food and culture.


Stephen Tran

Beginners Sushi Making Class


I had a great time learning the basics and also the techniques of making sushi with Dekura. He was very patient with us and was a very funny person. I hope to see him around soon and would absolutely come back to him when I am ready to take the master course!


Jin Song

Japanese Knife Sharpening Class


An informative class on knife sharpening and Dekura's teaching was approachable for beginners. I would highly recommend this class.


Patrick Weaver

Sushi and Sashimi Master Class


We had a great time last night learning how to make authentic high end sushi & sashimi! Hideo was a very knowledgeable teacher & lovely to work with. Would definitely recommend this class. Thankyou Hideo-San!


Brett Fisher

Ramen Noodle Making & Tonkotsu Soup


Teacher very helpful on different ingredients used even catered for vegan. Delish options and very easy class to learn
Thanks


Marian Afinidad

Ramen Noodle Making & Tonkotsu Soup


The ramen culinary class with Hideo-san was an experience I cannot wait to repeat. My partner and I were lucky enough to be the only ones in the class for today and it was an intimate and enjoyable experience. Hideo-san’s kitchen was clean and organised, with all ingredients and required materials fresh and ready. He was also an intriguing conversationalist, with plenty of stories to tell and recommendations to provide for our next visit to Japan. We will definitely be returning for his sushi class! Hideo-san, arigatou-gozaimasu!


Sonia Cuan

Ramen Noodle Making & Tonkotsu Soup


Dekura-san was an excellent teacher. He explained everything very well and assisted each student individually. The facilities were very spacious. The class size was the optimum size. I was very impressed by the quality of the class and would be more than happy to consider taking another class run by Dekura-san.


Joan Ting

Ramen Noodle Making & Tonkotsu Soup


Fun learning to make ramen. Amazing teacher. Venue is great and we had a great time learning from scratch the classic way of making ramen.


Tracy Kwang

Ramen Noodle Making & Chicken Stock


Our sensei (teacher) was well prepared laying out all the ingredients, experienced and made the class easy to follow by explaining each step clearly! We ate the ramen afterwards for lunch together and very experienced a Japanese culture. I highly recommend this class!


Sinead Morgan

Ramen Noodle Making & Chicken Stock


Thank you for a very relaxed and informative class! We made our own ramen noodles from scratch and every step of the process was demonstrated including the stock making and the flavour combinations created by the toppings. We then enjoyed our own delicious bowl of ramen. The teacher was extremely knowledgeable and included snippets of information about ramen making in different regions of Japan.


Jennifer Stevenson

Beginners Sushi Making Class


Great opportunity for my team to enjoy a class / team-building activity -- and also enjoy dinner! The studio is fantastic with all of the materials required and a good size for a small team (we had 9). The instructor was excellent - we learned a lot from him and also really enjoyed his good nature and enthusiasm for great sushi. Would absolutely recommend this course to others.


Jenny Ahern

Ramen Noodle Making & Tonkotsu Soup


Loved this class, I love ramen and this was a wonderful intro into making it at home. Did this on my own, but a mixture of groups and people on there own, very relaxed and fun atmosphere. Highly recommend giving this a go!


Yu-Lin Low

Izakaya Cooking Class


The teacher was very patient, very caring in his style of teaching cooking.
He prepared all the ingredients in advance so we students can enjoy learning how to cook as well as tasting the foods afterwards.


Jamie-Lee Burns

Ramen Noodle Making & Chicken Stock


Really enjoyed our class, and the ramen turned out great! Can't wait to have a go making this at home.


Jovi Santos

Ramen Noodle Making & Tonkotsu Soup


Very practical class on cooking ramen. Techniques learnt and ingredients used can be done easily at home for family meals and parties. The instructor was warm and friendly and very experienced.


Betty Kovacs

Izakaya Cooking Class


He was very knowledgeable and friendly, great food options and tricks with food , thank you


Savannah Zou

Beginners Sushi Making Class


This was a great hands-on experience. We made sushi and nigiri and also learned how to create simple but elegant garnishes. We learned very useful tips and what I liked about the class is that I walked away feeling like I could replicate this at home. The amount of sushi we made was more than enough to fill us up, the teacher offered us takeaway boxes for the leftovers! The cooking studio was very clean, yet homely. My only critique is that at times the direction of the class was unclear and we'd be cutting things or doing tasks but unsure of why, but it all made sense in the end.



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