...An apprentice went to their chef and asked eagerly, “I am devoted to studying and cooking expertly crafted food. How long will it take me to master this craft?”

The chef's reply was casual, “Ten years.” Impatiently, the apprentice answered, “But I want to master it faster than that. I will work very hard. I will practice and work everyday, ten or more hours a day if I have to. How long will it take then?”

The mentor thought for a moment, “20 years.”

Maybe this means the harder you work, the more there is to learn, or the more you want to learn! Mastery of anything doesn't just come from practice alone, but from the hundreds of tiny changes and improvements, fueling an ever evolving set of actions & patterns.

Welcome to Kaizen House. The values behind the company are simple, to create, excite, indulge, educate and improve. Kaizen House is a London company with a focus on building great restaurants for diners, encompassing Japanese philosophy, warm hospitality and with ideas underpinned from the talents of Elizabeth Allen & her team.

Shibui will be the first restaurant concept, due to launch in late 2017. Please stay tuned and subscribe to the newsletter for further updates.

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