Meet the Instructors

We host and facilitate classical baking lessons in a relaxed, bilingual setting.

Join Yuiko Murata and Melissa Uchiyama, the women behind Cocofulu and Melissa, in small-group lessons. Our classes combine our strengths in French baking technique and teaching using both Japanese and English as we move through each step of a delicious recipe.

Read what our students say. 生徒さんのクラスの感想はこちらからどうぞ。



Yuiko bakes with the experience of her Le Diplôme de Pâtisserie from Le Cordon Bleu in Daikanyama, Tokyo plus one year spent working and dining in Parissienne boulangerie et patisserie.





Melissa Uchiyama is a teacher, writer, and baking enthusiast who has called Tokyo home for nearly 12 years. Melissa uses her love of educating, food writing, and baking to help create a shared Japanese and international community with Yuiko through their hands-on classes.