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Chef Taka Maezaki

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Chef Taka Maezaki was born and raised in the iconic bustling streets of Tokyo Japan. 

Japan taught him both popular authentic and traditional styles of Japanese cuisine. In 2006 his career led him to the US where he completed training and continues to master the art in traditional and fusion styles of Sushi. His contemporary fusion style has definitely earned a reputation for popularity amongst the many different backgrounds the melting pot of Los Angeles has to offer. 

Currently Chef Taka shares his craft with others teaching cooking classes and providing a private chef experience on the West Coast. He can also be spotted behind the table at the newest boutique Sushi house Umeda restaurant on Melrose. No hiding behind a glass showcase here, Chef Taka’s knife skills are upfront and personal as you watch him slice each incredible bite. 

With over 10 years behind him, Chef Taka provides a new experience where traditional Japanese food is infused with fun and all “Handrolled” into one!

Reviews of Chef Taka Maezaki

(2 Reviews)
Hand-Rolled Sushi

Prashant B.

Attended: Hand-Rolled Sushi

Prashant B. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Make Your Own Sushi


Attended: Make Your Own Sushi

Chef Taka was an awesome instructor. He was very attentive, knowledgeable and helpful. He consistently walked around and gave feedback as we were working on our sushi. The sushi turned out great, tasted delicious and we even had some room for leftovers. I would definitely recommend his class!

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