Machiko Chiba

My Story

 

Machiko centers her work in Tokyo and New York.
She obtained an artist visa in the US for the first time as a Japanese cooking researcher.
She has been a lecturer at prestigious culinary schools including, William Sonoma in New York and Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, Chicago, and England.
She established Machiko cooking USA 10 years ago. She handles party presentations, comprehensive production of food and sound concerts, food-centered events, and planning.
Over the course of 10 years, she has developed the microwave cooking pot "Cook-zen" into a global product.
Cook-zen won the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Award.
Afterward, while researching delicious Japanese sweets that can be made quickly, she devised an easy-to-handle Japanese sweets plastic mold.
The Japanese sweets mold series won an award for excellence at the daily necessities plastic contest.
She is currently working to spread traditional Japanese sweets to the world.

  • Teaches Japanese cuisine at Pittsburgh University and Carnegie Mellon University

  • Held cooking classes sponsored by Yves Saint Laurent at Pittsburgh Cuffman Department Store

  • Teaches traditional Japanese sweets at Le Cordon Bleu Paris Paris England

  • Program Review Committee of Local TV Station in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

  • Gave a lecture to the Faculty of Geriatric Nursing at the University of Tokyo

  • Director of NPO Foundation PFI Association

  • Member of the Internal and External Investigation Committee of Jiji Press

  • Miss Universe Tohoku Finals Selection Committee

  • Member of Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan Journalists

  • Ishikawa Prefecture Goodwill Ambassador, etc.

Machiko's Works

Wagashi Book Autograph Event at Kinokuniya New York

Wagashi Book Autograph Event at Kinokuniya New York

Teaching Japanese Sweets at Le Cordon Bleu Cooking School in Paris

Teaching Japanese Sweets at Le Cordon Bleu Cooking School in Paris

Cooking Class in Tokyo

Cooking Class in Tokyo

Teaching at a Children's Workshop Managed by Louis Vuitton

Teaching at a Children's Workshop Managed by Louis Vuitton

Teaching Japanese Sweets at Le Cordon Bleu Cooking School in Chicago

Teaching Japanese Sweets at Le Cordon Bleu Cooking School in Chicago

Teaching Instructors at the Largest Cooking School in Philippines

Teaching Instructors at the Largest Cooking School in Philippines

With the Manager of New York Luxury bookstore Rizzoli

With the Manager of New York Luxury bookstore Rizzoli

Japanese Sweets Book Won the World Gourmand Cookbook Award

Japanese Sweets Book Won the World Gourmand Cookbook Award

Culinary Researcher Machiko Chiba at the Studio

Culinary Researcher Machiko Chiba at the Studio

Teaching with Mrs. Prime Minister the Art of Bento to Children of New York

Teaching with Mrs. Prime Minister the Art of Bento to Children of New York

Lecture at the Department of Geriatric Nursing, The University of Tokyo School of Medicine

Lecture at the Department of Geriatric Nursing, The University of Tokyo School of Medicine

Private Cooking Lessons for Foreigners

Private Cooking Lessons for Foreigners

Machiko's Products

With a microwave and a Cook-zen, you can easily cook delicious dishes that would normally take time and effort. Cook-zen will safely and quickly "boil", "cook" and "steam" without using fire.

10 years have been spent on developing Cook-zen. In 2003, it won the grand prize from the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry plastic daily necessities product competition. In 2019 it received the American parent tested parent approved, best of housewares award.

It has been praised by housewives busy making lunchboxes in the morning, workers who come home late, and even professional cooks.

Cook-zen

Over 20 types of wagashi (Japanese sweets) molds including the flower, leaf, and animal series.

The cat series is one of the most popular molds throughout the world. It includes the molds for a cat's back view and a cat's paws. It is a very popular product among both adults and children. The wagashi mold series was intended to be used to make Japanese sweets, but you can also use it to prepare lunch by packed it with rice. The specially designed trays allow you to make sushi into any shape you want. Now on sale at ANA.

Wagashi Mold

Kikurage, produced in Japan, is a treasure chest of important nutrients.

The supplement contains natural vitamins and minerals, including vitamin D, calcium, fiber, and iron.

Our homegrown wood ear mushrooms are carefully packaged in a plant-based capsule, all safely manufactured in Japan. Kikurage Essence is an exceptional health supplement, thoughtfully formulated for your wellbeing.

Kikurage Essence

Produced based on a highly reviewed original recipe!

Machiko Chiba's "Ginger Juice" was a ginger drink made for the health of her family (a pediatric surgeon husband, a pianist daughter, and Machiko herself).

After she offered this to the former Prime Minister Koizumi and many of the ANA staff while they were sick, this recipe received a reputation for working very well against the common cold and became commercialized through ANA. Ginger juice, which uses plenty of high quality domestically produced ginger from a Kochi prefecture's third-generation ginger farm, has become ANA Corporation's number one hit product. Ten years after its commercialization, "Ginger Juice" has been reviewed as a high-quality product and is now sold in New York. It is a very popular product among musicians and opera singers.

Ginger Juice

The measuring cup devised and designed by Machiko Chiba. It's very convenient becasue it can measure any amount, even 1 tsp and 1 tbsp.

The idea for this product came up when I lost many measuring spoons at an event.

Measuring Cup