The Starting Point for Your Success in Noodle Business
UDON, SOBA, RAMEN?
THINKING OF OPENING A JAPANESE NOODLE BUSINESS,
BUT DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START?
JOIN YAMATO NOODLE SCHOOL!
Yamato is a perfect place to gain professional-level expertise and a hands-on experience on Japanese noodles, including theoretical and practical knowledge on noodle-making (noodle-making equipment, types of flour, ash/protein content, other ingredients, etc.), and preparation of different types of soup stock, motodare, flavored oils, toppings. Yamato Noodle School is also a place where you can evaluate and perfect your aptitude for noodle business. All courses are short, intensive, and based on a broad curriculum taught by the best masters in the field. Come and experience yourself the enthusiasm, dedication and professionalism of teachers and students at Yamato Noodle School.
Yamato supports Your Success in Noodle Business
THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF YAMATO NOODLE SCHOOL IS TO ENSURE YOUR SUCCESS IN NOODLE BUSINESS.
Through more than four decades of experience, Yamato has accumulated an extensive amount of knowledge about how to create and run a successful Japanese noodles specialty shop. Yamato Noodle School focuses on teaching the ins and outs, hows and whys of a prosperous business to would-be noodle shop owners.
Moreover, being one of the most established noodle-making equipment manufacturers, Yamato gives its students a unique opportunity to experience automatic noodle-making, and an exhaustive expertise on homemade noodles in general.
Yamato Noodle School offers a comprehensive curriculum including both theoretical and practical aspects empowering its graduates to become Top noodle masters who have enough knowledge not only to make and cook noodle cuisine staples but to create their own original recipes and menus always staying ahead of their competitors.
Start Your Business Preparation at Yamato Noodle School
MANY NEWCOMERS INTO NOODLE BUSINESS MAY DECIDE ON THE BUSINESS LOCATION FIRST. BUT BEFORE THAT, THERE ARE MANY MORE THINGS THEY SHOULD DO.
The first is to learn the basics of noodle business management. Yamato Noodle School offers short but intensive courses where you can learn what it takes to become a successful noodle shop owner. By taking these courses, you can also judge for yourself whether you possess what it takes to become successful in the noodle food service industry. As a result, you might change your business plans – or even decide you are not suited to run a noodle business. For those who jump into the business without undergoing any preliminary preparation, these could be costly lessons to learn on their own experience.
Yamato wants YOU to be successful. That is why Yamato Noodle School offers the most optimal curriculum to teach you key elements of a successful noodle business.
Making a Difference with Homemade Noodles...
IN THE RECENT ECONOMIC STAGNATION, MANY NOODLE SHOP OWNERS ARE FACING A DECREASE IN SALES WHILE THEY ARE HIT BY OTHER PROBLEMS SUCH AS RISING COSTS FOR MATERIALS AND LABOR. YET ON THE OTHER HAND, SOME SHOP OWNERS HAVE BEEN ENJOYING INCREASED PROFITS IN THE SAME ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT.
What is the difference between these groups? The answer lies in their noodles. Most successful noodle shops make their own noodles in house. Switching from purchasing ready-made noodles to home-made noodles can save shop owners a remarkable amount of money while also securing new customers who appreciate fine authentic noodles.
Yamato Noodle Making Method is based on precise numbers. Without having to rely exclusively on your experience, hunch or feelings, the methods we offer are based on what we call “Digital Cooking”. Because recipes and processes are all based on exact measurements and proportions, anyone can recreate the same quality over and over with precise consistency. This concept underlies the whole process and methods of our teaching curriculum, training and recipes.
5 Good Reasons for Serving Homemade Noodles
MAKING HOMEMADE NOODLES AT YOUR SHOP COMES WITH ITS COSTS SUCH AS THE INITIAL INVESTMENT, MAINTENANCE AND TIME. HOWEVER, IT CONFERS EVEN GREATER BENEFITS IN THE LONG RUN.
Homemade Noodles Taste Far Better Than Factory-made
1. You can always use freshly made noodles for the dishes you serve.
2. Also, your homemade noodles do not contain any preservatives.
3. In addition, you can make noodles that go well with your soup flavors.
These are three major reasons why noodle dishes made with homemade noodles taste better.
Safe and Healthy
In some cases, not all ingredient information about ready-made noodles is disclosed by manufacturers. The noodles you purchase can contain preservatives and other additives that are considered bad for people’s health. Making noodles in house can eliminate this concern and earn your customers’ trust in what you serve at your shop.
Better Cost Performance
In Japan, the current average purchase cost of noodles per serving is approximately 50 yen (0.45 U.S. dollars). It is probably even more expensive overseas. In case of homemade noodles, the average cost per serving, including such factors as labor, machine depreciation, utilities, is about 20 to 30 yen. Depending on your sales, you may be able to recover the initial investment within a year after the opening of your shop.
Show Your Enthusiasm
By making noodles in house, you can show your enthusiasm for serving high quality noodles - not only to your customers but to your employees as well. Yamato offers courses and seminars in Japanese noodle making, to which you can send your staff for training.
It is a current trend that noodle shops let people see their noodle making process at the shop front. The demonstration is interesting to watch and works effectively in attracting foot traffic to the shop. It is also a good way to show that your preparation methods are safe and hygienic, which is among top priorities for customers.
Serve Healthy and Tasty Noodles to Your Customers
MOST NOODLE MANUFACTURERS SELL THEIR PRODUCTS NOT ONLY TO NOODLE SPECIALTY SHOPS BUT ALSO TO SUPER MARKETS AND LARGE RESTAURANTS.
To keep them fresh, mass-produced noodles contain preservatives. Furthermore, noodles that are made in automated factories often lack maturation, which is an important factor for good taste and texture. Serving healthy and delicious noodles must be the first priority for any noodle specialty shop. NONE of Yamato’s recipes use any artificial taste-enhancers. Come to Yamato Noodle School and learn all you need to know to serve your customers only the best noodles.
Your Success is our Goal
OUR MISSION IS TO HELP OUR CUSTOMERS BE SUCCESSFUL IN THEIR BUSINESS.
OUR CUSTOMERS’ SUCCESS IS OUR SUCCESS – THIS IS THE BASIC PREMISE OF OUR APPROACH.
WE HAVE DONE AND WILL DO ALL WE CAN DO FOR OUR CUSTOMERS TO ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS.
WE WORK CLOSELY WITH EACH OF OUR CUSTOMERS TO SOLVE THEIR PROBLEMS, AND TEACH THEM HOW TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS IF AND WHEN NECESSARY.
Kaoru Fujii is the founder of Yamato MFG and also the Head of Yamato Noodle school.
He has worked with a great number of restaurant owners and professionals to develop a definitive formula for building thriving businesses in the noodle-making food-service industry.
Kaoru Fujii is:
- a pioneering innovator and a leading expert in designing and building noodle-making machines
- an expert in noodle production, noodle quality control, texture, taste and plating techniques and methods
- a preeminent noodle cuisine sommelier, a foremost authority on soup stock, sauces, flavored oils and toppings
- a renowned specialist in noodle restaurant business management
Yamato Ramen School graduates interviewed
If I was asked to do it again, I would do it in a heartbeat! Every member of the Yamato Group that I met was special, I will never forget. My dream of opening a Ramen shop can finally come true!
NicolasWorking as a bank clerk-Canada
A great place to learn the basic and know-how of noodle. And also, great 'teacher'. Cheers.
RobertOperating a trade business-Singapore
It's really amazing for me. I'll never forget this time & Udon! I always think about Udon that we cook together. Many thanks.
JeiWorking for a major food company-Korea
To my teachers, Thank you! To my classmates, Good luck! To my new friends, Godspeed...
JonathanOperating a trading business-USA
With over 40 years having worked with restaurant owners, chefs, and those with no experiences and run his businesses for the same period, he has gained his expertise in management, operation, and culinary skills in his way. He shares Yamato methods / ways of how to build and develop successful restaurants. He’s one of the most prominent masters of this field in the world.
Kaoru Fujii President - Yamato Mfg. Co., Ltd.