Chef Akemi Akutsu was born and raised in Japan. Akemi’s love of food is deep-rooted; her family has cultivated rice, soybean and shiitake mushrooms for four generations and her parents own a busy restaurant in Tochigi, Japan. Akemi studied French cuisine at Vancouver Island University and apprenticed under celebrated Chef Takashi Murakami. Her courses reflect her respect for Japanese cuisine and her classical training. Akemi will delight you with "Yoshoku"; Japanese food in the western style.