CHEF | FOOD WRITER & STYLIST |
CO-OWNER – OFF THE WALL POP-UP RESTAURANT
YULU ISHII is a 26 year old chef, food stylist, consultant, recipe developer, food writer and avid eater from the small but vibrant coastal city of Port Elizabeth. She has been cooking for almost ten years and currently writes for
Woolworths TASTE Magazine as well as Eat Out Magazine's online publication, and is on the 2017 panel for the critically acclaimed Eat Out Awards. She also consults for Capital Craft Beer Academy and is currently designing a menu for African Beer Emporium. When she's not working with these fine establishments, she hosts a pop-up restaurant in various venues around Gauteng with her partner, where they rediscover food from all corners of the globe - the Off The Wall Pop-Up Restaurant.
Her ‘food mood’ is inspired by many seemingly unrelated things like movies, the weather, trees, sounds, people, places, smells, feeling and most often, cravings. For mood and colour, she finds inspiration in art and music.
YULU describes herself as a layman’s cook - constant proof that if you really want to cook, you can. A lot of her experiences in the kitchen centre around a ‘let’s see what happens’ mentality; often yielding exciting results, but also sometimes tragically hilarious results which never reach the dinner table or camera lens!
Although cooking and food styling are closest to her heart, YULU wants to do it all when it comes to food. From art installations to magazine covers, billboards and cookbooks, the list is endless, and with her never-ending curiosity, the food industry awaits this young, smart stylish and resilient
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