Q1:
What is the difference between YAMATO RAMEN SCHOOL and other schools?

A1:
1. At YAMATO, we use a Digital Cooking Method to provide You with a definitive Ramen Formula giving You an unlimited freedom for creating Your own Ramen recipes.
2. We are a noodle-machine maker, so we are best suited to teach You how to make high-quality noodles for your recipes.
3. You will become an all-rounded Ramen professional ready to use Your skills on day one.
4. With the knowledge You can learn at YAMATO, taste any Ramen once - and You will be able to understand, re-create, change and improve on it.
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Q2:
What is the course timetable?

A2:
As a general rule, each studying day starts at 9 a.m., and ends at 6 p.m., with 1 hour break at noon.

Our teaching staff helps each student fully understand the content, and firmly learn all skills and techniques taught during the course.
(timetable may be subject to minor changes to suit a particular learning stage)
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Q3:
Do I need an interpreter?

A3: Classes at Singapore branch are taught in English – You don’t need to speak Japanese (teaching materials in Chinese are also available).

Classes in Japan are taught in Japanese.
NOTE: if You cannot understand Japanese, You would have to find an interpreter for yourself.
There are certain rules on who, and on what conditions, can act as an interpreter (please, contact us for more information here).
If you are not able to find one, You can ask us to provide You with an interpreter for an additional fee (feel free to inquire before joining the School).
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Q4:
How many types of Ramen can I learn at your school?

A4:
All basic types of Ramen are explained, taught and practiced at our School.

But as the time is limited, we advise you to decide on a type / types of Ramen you are most interested in learning, and tell us before coming.

Aside from professional instruction provided by our teaching personnel, group learning approach allows students to work together with their classmates, collectively brainstorm, test and check their ideas, enjoying all benefits of both individual and collective ways of learning.

With more than a 15 year long history, thousands of individual recipes and the best instructors we can teach You ANY type or variety of Ramen.

And if the only thing You have is just an idea – You can share it with us, and we will help You realize it.
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Q5:
Will I be able to open my own Ramen shop after I graduate?

A5:
Though success is always a sum of Effort, Talent and Luck, the knowledge and skills one can learn at our School have already allowed dozens of our graduates all over the world not only to open their OWN shops but to truly SUCCEED becoming leading figures in the Ramen business world.
Selected success stories can be found at Our Customers page
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Q6:
Do you provide any assistance after graduation?

A6:
Absolutely. We try to support our students with recipe creation/modification, menu development and business management counseling even after they graduate.
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Q7:
Are there any one-on-one studying plans available?

A7:
Technically no.
But with the number of students limited to 8, each student gets a necessary amount of attention from our teaching staff to fully learn the course material, and firmly master all skills.

Think of Your classmates NOT as your competitors for the same limited amount of time and resources – BUT as your partners, as your mentors - you can learn with and from.
Besides, another benefit of having someone to study with is a priceless chance to communicate with fellow-minded Ramen enthusiasts, working together on new ideas, getting inspiration and insights.
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Q8:
What is the difference between the School in Japan and the one in Singapore?

A8:
The main difference is in the language used – English in Singapore, and Japanese in Japan.

Also, the School in Singapore lasts for 6 days, of which 4 are for practical learning, 1 for business instruction, and 1 for a hands-on session at a real Ramen restaurant.
The School in Japan lasts for 7 days, with 5 days for practical learning, and 2 for business management course.
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Q9:
What is included in the fee?

A9:
Tuition; food ingredients; use of kitchen utensils/fixtures and noodle-making equipment; teaching materials.
Lodging, transportation and other travel-related expenses are not included.
(we can advise You on an affordable hotel nearby, just let us know before coming)