Konnichiwa! I’m Asami.
I was born and raised in Japan and have over 15 years experience as a professional pastry chef in both Japan and France.
My first experience baking was with my mother when I was 7 years old, baking sugar cookies. That got me hooked on the fun of baking sweets, and becoming a pastry chef has been a dream of mine ever since. As a kid, after returning home from school, I would always bake something for my family.
Eventually, my passion became too strong to ignore and I decided to pursue a degree in baking. I had the honor to study at the most famous pastry school in Japan, TSUJI Culinary Institute Group.
Then I moved to France to learn authentic French pastry.
I got the opportunity to work in a very well-known French pastry shop and a Michelin star restaurant where I learned authentic French pastry skills.
After coming back to Japan and working as a chef for seven years, I then decided to go and explore the world.
I have visited more than 40 countries in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, South America and North America, where I experienced new cultures and learned about an array of traditions: enjoying dishes, flavors and sweets from every country I visited.
Eventually, due to my partner’s job, I had to move to Dubai, where I had the opportunity to teach pastry skills to not only Japanese but also people from all over the world.
Then I returned to Tokyo and launched Sweets Academy INDYASSA.
Currently the online course has over 5000 students from 117 countries.
Besides sharing my skills through online courses and creating new recipes, I have been hired to do consulting. As a consultant, I got the chance to participate in the creation of 2 successful Japanese Cafes, one in Dubai and another in New Delhi. I provided dessert recipes and training for their chefs as well as other independent chefs in those cities.
I am blessed to blend my years of experience as a pastry chef with many rich cultural encounters to now share my passion for baking with my students from all parts of the world.