About the Japanese Cooking Club
The Japanese Cooking Club was created to help you eat differently. To empower you to make better eating decisions and most of all help you live HEALTHIER and LONGER along with those around you, like a ripple effect
This is a community. It’s not a cooking class or a course. It could be as intense or as relaxed as want it to be – like anything in life, you’ll get out of it what you put into it. You’ll be exposed to new people, new perspectives, new ideas and new challenges. Not to mention new flavors, new aromas, new textures of an ever growing library of plant based Japanese food.
We’ve been running the Japanese cooking club for just over six months and are already reaching people overseas with a goal of 30+ countries by the end of 2020.
Instead of simply giving you access to information (e.g. recipes, where there’s no need because they’re everywhere) or worse, leaving you all on your own. We focus on specific topics so you can gradually build your skills and knowledge, systematically. And, I check in on each and every one of you on a regular basis! So that – by your 9th or 10th month, you’ll notice you’re more comfortable, more knowledgeable, more skilled, more efficient, and more motivated to cook in the kitchen, more than you ever thought possible!
I’m proud that this cooking club isn’t for everybody. It was never meant to be.
Because the type of people I attract are only a few. People like you, who’re ready to make their health a priority and commit to doing so despite their circumstances. People like you, who take responsibility for the food you eat and aren’t afraid to go against the status quo, what’s popular today, what MOST people do. Because what MOST people don’t know or choose to IGNORE is that eating plant foods today is a simple and easy way to avoid prescriptions tomorrow.
And knowing that, you already know what it takes, you have the power to protect your health, that’s your natural birthright, and especially the health of the people you love. And what better way, than to accomplish that together, with like-minded people, on the same path as you, with same goals as you, who are committed as much as you are, in making this change fit your lifestyle.
And if you’re anything like me and the club members, you’ll make the time the time to share the journey, the struggles, the wins and push yourself even harder to be the change that they want to see in the world. Because when you share what you’ve cooked, the journey that you’ve taken, that’s proof for someone, that they too can do it, and will follow in your footsteps. That’s the ripple effect.
And that’s what this club is about – showing you what’s possible, empowering you to live a healthier life, so you can enjoy the things you love doing as you continue on your journey on this little Earth.
I hope you’ll join us
see you on the inside
Meet Pat Tokuyama!
Pat Tokuyama, Pharm.D., BCPS is a pharmacist by training and also a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist.
After working over 16 years in the healthcare industry, he’s come to understand the impact of food can have on health.
It’s this background that’s led him to design several Japanese cooking programs to empower people how to eat a healthier more balanced diet with Japanese food.
He believes that with a balanced diet AND regular exercise, it IS possible to get off or reduce reliance on certain prescription medications or avoid taking them all together.
Having significant family history of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, it’s a personal goal he himself sets out to accomplish each day – to never have to take prescription medications for chronic diseases like high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes.
The method he’s using to stay healthy? Committing to and making micro-steps of forward progress in terms of a well-balanced diet and exercise!
Back in 2016, Pat established All day i eat like a shark (blog) to share his love for healthy cooking and travel.
Being impacted by the books he had read, he gradually changed his diet to eat less meat. He also decided in 2018, to write his own book on Japanese tofu – Tofu Ryouri – Simple Japanese Tofu Recipes to Cook Healthier at Home. This was his way of helping others discover the wonderful world of Japanese tofu which was also a reflection of the changes he made in his diet.
Pat continues to regularly create videos and share his love of Japanese cuisine through his blog and Youtube channel. He began to focus on video to help demystify Japanese food and make it simple and more accessible for home cooks and foodies to recreate in their own kitchen.
The one thing that was missing?
And so the Japanese Cooking Club was born!
He enjoys bringing people of different backgrounds together with food. And he believes that when together, we can all learn something from each other.
So this Cooking Club isn’t so much just about showing people a new way of cooking Japanese food, but also having a good time and a safe space where like-minded people can go to for support and connect with each other.
The Japanese Cooking club is one way that he helps to empower people to take more control and responsibility for their lives, while also combining two of his passions – food and helping people learn, grow and ensure their longevity!