Virtual Lessons Save Cooking School
[On-Site Report]
"YUCa's Japanese Cooking," is a Tokyo-based cooking class that became popular among foreign tourists as it gave them the opportunity to learn to cook traditional home-style dishes in the kitchen of a real Japanese home. At its peak, the class saw as many as 120 students per month. However, that number suddenly dropped to zero in 2020 when the pandemic hit. In response, the instructor decided to take her lessons online. This shift has allowed her to reach a much broader audience as well as to introduce more complicated and time-consuming dishes to her students.

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On-Site Report

Students from all over the world join an on-line cooking class to learn how to cook ramen
After taking her cooking lessons online, Yuca's kitchen now serves as a broadcast studio

Global Trends

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