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About Yokuna, Everything Kitchens!
Michelle Okuna

Michelle Okuna

Co-founder

Michelle is an avid foodie, mother of 2, wife, and stay at home Mom. Michelle started Yokuna with Chia in 2021, with the hope of bringing great recipes, product reviews, and how-to guides to the cooking community.

Chia Aoki

Chia Aoki

Co-founder

Chia is currently enrolled at Loyola Marymount, majoring in Entrepreneurship. Chia has a passion for food and recipes, bringing a fresh approach to creating content and guides for other food lovers.

About Yokuna

How Yokuna Started

The first thing to know about Yokuna, is the history of the word “Yokuna”, which roughly translates from Japanese to English as “Good”.

Chia Aoki started helping Michelle Okuna with her daughter Hina as a nanny, in 2018. When Chia needed something from Michelle, she would say Yo-kuna, mixing Yo and Okuna together, for humor. One day, we chuckled at the fact that Yokuna was an actual word in translation from Japanese to English.

As Yokuna became a household word, Chia was driven to try and find a use for the term we started using all the time. One day, while we were going through our recipes for baking something fresh and new, the idea of creating a food blog was born. As we thought and talked about the idea more, we realized that we both had an interest in creating something great for the cooking community. Yokuna, Everything Kitchens was born.

Gallery

Here is a gallery of images we created, as we started creating more about Yokuna. Just some fun pictures taken by Michelle’s husband, Hiroto.

Michelle Okuna
Chia Aoki Articles
Michelle Okuna Articles
Chia Aoki
Chia Aoki Recipes
Michelle Okuna Recipes

Yokuna, Everything Kitchens!

Born January 2021

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527 West 7th Street

Los Angeles, CA 90014

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