Chef Yamashita trained at the Tsuji Culinary Institute, awell-known and respected culinary institute in Osaka, Japan. He gainedexperience working at various patisseries around Japan for a decade beforestarting his own patisserie in Nara, which quickly became one of the top patisseriesthere. Eight years later, yearning for new challenges and a changeof scenery, chef Yamashita moved to Singapore where he took charge of thekitchen at Patisserie Glace, turning it into a haven for delightful cakes andpastries. Chef Yamashita soon saw an opportunity to revive his patisserie fromJapan and re-established Flor Patisserie at Duxton Hill, Singapore. Today, chef Yamashita runs his own highly successful Japaneseartisan patisserie at Tangjong Pagar Plaza, aptly named Chef Yamashita. This is chef Yamashita's third cookbook. His firstcookbook, Tanoshii, clinched the BestFirst Cookbook award at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2013 and is abestseller.