May 19, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
1840 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94115
$65 Center Members, $75 General Public
Matt Okada, Director of Programs

Japanese Breads with Kaori Becker

Saturday, May 19, 2018
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Instructor: Kaori Becker
$65 JCCCNC Members
$75 General Public




In this fun class, you will learn how to master 3 types of popular Japanese bakery breads:

  • Anpan with the famous face of Japanese cartoon hero Anpanman (filled with sweet red bean paste or chocolate)
  • Cream pan (filled with custard)
  • Curry pan (filled with curry)

You will make your own dough by hand, which you will get to take home to make extra bread. In addition, you will learn how to mix, proof, and we will fill, bake and decorate our breads in class, which you will also get to take home. You will leave with 6 of your delicious creations, as well as recipes and your homemade dough which you can bake at home!

About Kaori Becker: Growing up as a “hapa” (half-Japanese) woman in the Bay Area, Kaori was surrounded by her mother Yukiko’s Japanese home-cooking. When Yukiko told her that many years ago Kaori’s grandmother owned her own  ramen shop in Fukushima, Japan, Kaori decided to dive deeper into her roots through cooking ramen.

​After studying and specializing in ramen-from-scratch, Kaori taught a class at The Seasoned Farmhouse, a recreational cooking school in Columbus, Ohio, in 2014. Shortly afterwards, Kaori taught other classes at Franklin Park Conservatory, centering around Asian cuisine, including Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Thai and Indian. In 2015, while teaching English to high school students, Kaori ran a bi-weekly cooking club every month, beginning to realize  that her passion for cooking, and teaching others how to cook, was greater than her passion to teach English. After moving to the Bay Area in the summer of 2016, Kaori created her business, Kaori’s Kitchen. For more information on Kaori and other cooking classes she offers, visit her website at: http://www.kaoriskitchen.com