Yakitori-Making Class with a Professional Chef in Shinjuku

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Experience Details
Experience Location
2.5 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 4 guests
Gluten-free, Rain or shine, Near station, Learn etiquette, Personal chef, Private Experience
Learn how to prepare, assemble and grill juicy and crispy yakitori chicken skewers step by step in a culinary school in Shinjuku, in the heart of Tokyo!
Prepare 4 juicy and flavorful Japanese yakitori chicken skewers, and learn the step by step procedure: watch a pro cut the chicken, then you’ll grill and season it!
Enjoy your skewers, two with tare sauce and two with salt (guests can opt to make gluten-free skewers by seasoning them with salt only)
Learn in an authentic kitchen using professional tools at a culinary school that trains professional chefs in Tokyo
This school is conveniently located less than a 10-minute walk from several main stations in the Shinjuku area!
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Juicy and crispy, Japanese chicken skewers burst with flavor. While feasting on this classic izakaya dish, it's easy to underestimate the skill involved in making it, but the craft of yakitori is anything but easy. Indeed, a Japanese saying goes that learning to skewer yakitori takes three years, and mastering how to grill them takes a lifetime. For those with only a few hours to spare, this class is a solid first step in the long road toward yakitori mastery. Those brave enough to embark on it are welcome to learn the basics of yakitori with a specialized instructor from Inshokujuku in Shinjuku, a culinary school training professional chefs in central Tokyo. Your instructor, a yakitori veteran, will teach you how to make delicious chicken skewers (yakitori), and will cut the different parts into bite-size portions for you to assemble the skewers ensuring the meat will cook through, and grill them to the perfect crisp without overdrying. Itinerary: -Introduction: Greet your instructor, put on the apron, and learn an overview of yakitori making (20 minutes) -The instructor will break down the chicken into pieces while explaining the procedure (please note that the chicken might be prepared in advance on certain days) (10 minutes) -Prepare the chicken and assemble the skewers following the instructor’s demonstration (40 minutes) -Grill the skewers, two with tare sauce and two with salt, and eat them before they get cold! (40 minutes) -After eating, enjoy a pleasant chat with your instructor, receive a certificate, and take photos (30 minutes) Interested in a similar class that includes tasting yakitori made by a professional chef? Refer to the Professional Yakitori-Making Class & Tasting by clicking on the name of the organizer under the title at the top of this page.
Ingredients and utensils to make yakitori skewers & yakitori meal prepared by you (4 skewers in total, 2 with tare and 2 with salt)
Complimentary tea
Uniform rental (might be unavailable for children)
Certificate of completion
Transportation to and from the meeting point
Alcoholic drinks
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
The venue is conveniently located near Shinjuku Station (on the Western side), but we recommend arriving ahead of time as it is easy to get lost in the area. Detailed location will be provided upon booking.
The venue is on the B1 floor (underground).
If you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions, please specify so at the time of booking. It is possible to change the tare sauce for salt to make all ingredients gluten-free.
The kitchen will be hot, so guests are encouraged to participate in light clothing.
It is possible that the chef will cut up the chicken beforehand instead of in front of guests. If this is the case, it will be informed in advance.
Upon booking, please specify other available dates and times, if any, in case your host cannot accommodate the experience date and time you requested.
Cancellation Policy
Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Earliest available date: May 30, 2024
¥ 13,200
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
Free cancellation (2 days notice)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals