Teacher: Patricio Garcia de Paredes

From: Tokyo, Japan

Patricio was introduced to macrobiotics at the age of five by his mother, Luchi Baranda, in his native country of Spain.

After graduating from the Kushi Institute in Boston & Becket MA USA, he began to teach and give cooking classes in Southeast Asia, South America, and Spain. In 1998 he moved to Japan to spread macrobiotics through developing macrobiotic restaurants, giving cooking classes, presenting lectures, and publishing macrobiotic cookbooks.

In Japan, he was executive chef at the Kushi Garden and the Chaya Macrobiotic restaurant and for many years was the Educational Director of the Kushi Institute of Japan.  He has recently opened the Kushi Macrobiotic School in Tokyo, to which we are affliated. He maintains a busy international schedule and currently lives in Japan with his wife and children.