I have been involved in the Sushi world since 2001 and I have had a passion for Sushi since first tasting it as a teenager. In the west, due to diet and lifestyle we become accustomed to the taste and texture of our daily food. I will never forget the first time I allowed myself to eat what should be considered unthinkable – raw fish wrapped in seaweed. That feeling of tasting something completely new, with a texture that was foreign and unlike anything I have ever eaten, still remains with me today.
And its this excitement that I want to share with you, and help you create that experience for your guests.
There is something about sushi that gets people really excited. In Japanese its called Otaku. A loose understanding of this word is a feeling that sits below obsession but above passion. Few people are indifferent about sushi. You either love it or you can’t eat it. And those who love it, really love it. When you prepare a sushi meal for your friends who are “into” sushi, it will be received like nothing else you make. Chicken, steak, sirloin of tuna….. all have nothing on the simple maki or Californian role. It’s a no contest and my goal is that after spending 3 hours with me, you are able to put on a sushi spread that will have your guests begging for more.
A bit about my sushi background, I was trained at my local Yo sushi in my home town of Johannesburg South Africa. Thereafter I ran my own small business consisting of Sushi vending stands (Nishi Sushi) from 2000-2003 and supplied some of the leading caterers and restaurants. I started my first sushi school when I lived in London in 2003 and then moved over to the United States where I opened one in New York.
Teach Me Sushi combines my Otaku for Sushi with my love of teaching and giving over new skills