From 2016-07-20 19:00 to 2016-07-20 20:30
Venue: Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan

When mixing food and art, chocolate is one of the biggest challenges for every gourmet artist. Only true chefs know the secret to create perfect masterpieces, balance flavors and stand out of the crowd while respecting the traditional elements.

The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan invites award-winning Yumiko Saimura, one of the most talented and creative chocolate chefs in the world, directly from her Piccola Pasticceria in Monferrato (Italy). Yumiko will guide you through the fantastic experience who brought her to the international scene and will present some of her creations. Guests will have the chance to taste Yumiko’s chocolate, so make sure not to miss this opportunity!


DateJuly 20th, 2016 (Wed)

Time19:00 – 20:30

Venue: Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan

FBR Mita Bldg 9F, 4-1-27 Mita

Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0073
Organized by: Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan
Co-organized by: Japan Italy Association
In collaboration with: Office Ikedayama, Daiwa Industries Ltd., FMI Corporation

Language: Japanese


ICCJ / AQI / ADI Members: 2000 JPY

Non Members: 3500 JPY






Born in 1977 in Kyoto, Japan, Yumiko arrived in Italy in 2004. She attended professional courses at the Institute Mellerio Rosmini in Domodossola, in order to profound her knowledge in Italian cuisine.
Yumiko worked as a Pastry Chef for several Michelin star restaurants: the “Piccolo Lago” in Fondotoce (VB), “Ristorante Milano” in Pallanza (VB), “Il Sole di Ranco” in Ranco (VA), “Al Sorriso” in Soriso (NO) and several renowned Patisseries, the “Casa del Dolce” in Intra (VB) and “Pasticceria Grandazzi” in Domodossola (VB).Today Yumiko owns her own Patisserie, “Piccola Pasticceria” in Casale Monferrato which she opened in 2008 with Angelina Cerullo.
In 2015 she has been awarded with the gold medal at the International Chocolate Awards with her creation “Piccolo Gianduja” and she also received the “Award du Coup de Coeur” from the Club des Croqueurs de Chocolat.