ROGER ARAKAKI – PERU
Free live demo: August 9th (4pm – 5pm)
Born of a Japanese father and Peruvian mother, Roger Arakaki studied Japanese cuisine while living in Japan for 9 years, learning the country’s traditions, discipline and working styles. He has taught in many of Lima’s best schools and universities, and participated in many events to promote Japanese cuisine throughout Peru. He also manages the competitions that form part of Mistura, Latin America’s most important culinary festival.
Today, Roger is co-owner of the restaurant Sushi Ito, with business partner Celso Garcia. Established in Lima in 1996, Sushi Ito serves the best in Japanese gastronomy, lifestyle and taste to its patrons. They adapt the traditional Japanese restaurant model through a fusion of Japanese culinary techniques mixed with fresh and varied Peruvian ingredients, in a welcoming, relaxing and informal dining atmosphere.