Active Cultures

Home Assembly

A Cook-At-Home Meal Kit for Two Created by

Award-winning Chefs and Artists. 

Limited Availability!

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A Candlelit Dinner For Two

Each kit comes with new recipes by Niki Nakayama and Carole Iida Nakayama; complete ingredients prepared by the Michelin-star team at n/naka; plus a candle artwork sculpted by artist Glenn Kaino; and a playlist to accompany your evening by Liza Richardson.

Available for pick up only in Los Angeles, for all levels of home cooks.

The Menu


Seared Albacore Sashimi Salad with Miso Garlic Dressing


Santa Barbara Kelp Roasted Branzino with Udon Vongole


Yuzu Pound Cake with Whipped Cream and Fresh Fruit

How It works

Schedule a Pick up window

Book a time to pick up your kit on Thursdays and Fridays at n/naka between November 5 and January 15.

Assemble the Meals at Home

Turn on the playlist and finish cooking the meal at home. Light the candle and enjoy!

Home Assembly, Meal Kit 1

Each meal kit includes: 

Ingredients and recipes for a three-course meal for two from Chefs Niki Nakayama and Carole Iida-Nakayama, partially prepared at n/naka for easy cooking at home

1 limited edition candle artwork by Glenn Kaino

1 unique music program and playlist by Liza Richardson. 

Home Assembly directly supports artists and chefs, and all proceeds support the ongoing public programming of Active Cultures. Please see the FAQ Page for more information on booking pick-ups and other questions. 

Gift purchase

Purchase Home Assembly Meal Kit for a friend or loved one.

Gifted meal kit includes:

  • Ingredients for a three-course meal for 2 people, partially prepared at n/naka for easy cooking at home; 1 limited edition candle artwork by Glenn Kaino; and 1 unique music program and playlist by Liza Richardson

Upon purchase, you will receive an online confirmation from Active Cultures, with an online gift card for you to share personally with the recipient.

Please note that the last available bookings are first come, first served, January 14 and 15, 2021.

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