Tamaki studied culinary arts at the William Angliss Institute in Melbourne. Her passion for food started when she was a child at the tender age of seven. At university, she realised that she had a passion for cooking whilst working at a Japanese Izakaya (tapas style) restaurant. It was here that she first learnt how to cook Japanese food professionally. She has an agricultural background, which gives her passion and knowledge in regards to freshness and working within seasonality. Her cooking style involves using and educating diners with seasonal ingredients. Although she is Japanese, she has developed a passion for fusion dishes that draws heavily from Japanese, Italian and French cuisines.