Japanese Food & Ingredients Masterclass 2016

Japanese Food & Ingredients Masterclass


On September 21st, 2016 JETRO Sydney held our second Japanese Food & Ingredients Masterclass. The event was designed to provide ideas, tips and methods for effectively blending traditional Japanese ingredients in Western Cuisine. Guests were shown how to both create authentic Japanese dishes and also how to fuse these traditional ingredients with Western dishes to create new and unique tastes and culinary experiences.


Following the demonstration session, guests were able to taste and sample a further range of products and meet the manufacturers and distributors. 


Date                Wednesday, 21st September 2016

Time                10:30am – 2:00pm  (Registration starting at 10:15am)

The session is followed by networking with tasting

Venue             Sydney Seafood School

Sydney Fish Market, Pyrmont Bridge Road, Pyrmont NSW 2009

Entry is via the double glass doors opposite Doyle’s Restaurant

Organiser       Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) Sydney

Admission       Free (Bookings are essential)


Featured products


Grazie Mille                Papaya Yuzu Dressing

Dashi Stock

Masuzuka Miso          Mame Shoku (miso)

Tamari Essence (Tamari Soy Sauce)

Okabayashi Farm       Yuzu Chilli Paste

Yuzu Juice

Yugeta Shoyu             Smoked Soy Sauce

Organic Soy Sauce



Mr Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson is Group Executive Chef and National Food Manager of Spirit Hotels. His role sees him responsible for all aspects of food service in 90 hotels nationally. Australian born and trained, Gary has over 30 years of global culinary experience in restaurants, pubs and international hotels. In 2011 he was awarded the Australian Hotel Association “National Chef of the Year”. 


Mr Hideo Dekura

Hideo Dekura of Culinary Studio DEKURA is a Master Sushi Chef and author, trained in the principles of sushi and kappou-ryori food preparation as well as classical French cuisine. The Japanese government has awarded him prestigious commendations for his work over the past 40 years promoting Japanese cuisine culture.




Japanese Food & Masterclass Program PDF (799KB) 

Featured Products PDF (286KB) 

Featured Products Information Details PDF (4.6MB) 

Complete Exhibitors List PDF (149KB) 


About JETRO Sydney

The Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) is a Japanese government body that promotes trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world. The Sydney Office assists Australian companies enabling them to expand their business ties with Japanese partners.