Yoko’s health and wellness journey started when she was pregnant with her daughter. She did not want her daughter to consume lifeless and denatured food that may be convenient but full of preservatives and chemicals.
Yoko studied macrobiotic at Kushi Institute of Japan, then Holistic nutrition, which opened the door to raw and living food cuisine
What is the inspiration behind Shoku Iku?
Shoku Iku is not your usual cafe/shop. It is a place to learn and experience this new dynamic way of eating. introducing whole foods cooking, (or uncooking ) using healing organic/biodynamic ingredients,emphasising the importance on fruits, vegetables and whole natural foods and also the use of “super foods”, “super herbs”, and longevity supplements.
With the knowledge gained over the years. meals are always nurturing and kind to your body and soul, and of course your taste-buds!
Based on Raw and living food cuisine, enhanced with contemporary and traditional idea of macrobiotic philosophy, integrating the knowledge from both East Asian system and modern nutrition.
Service : organic raw food cafe, online and on site cooking class, food product, herbal supplements
How long have you been in business?
Between 3-5 years
Can you tell us how you started your business?
It was my passion and love for organic ethical food production, raw food and herbs
What would you say has been your biggest challenge?
The biggest challenge is/was life and work balance and letting go of the control.
Being a single mum, I could not do everything by myself anymore.
Just hiring other people slowly to help out has been life changing
Would you like to share some advice with our readers and listeners?
Be true to why you started your business and be authentic
Whats the one thing that’s had the biggest impact on your success?
It is not just one thing. Doing what I can do every day in an authentic way has built the trust from our community