Sushi Making Fundraiser for Survivors of Nepal Earthquake: Sat May 9, 3pm-5pm

I will be conducting a sushi making class to raise relief funds for surviving children and their families in Nepal with Action Against Hunger, an international humanitarian organization that responds to food crises in natural disaster zones. It will be held at Windup Bird Cafe and all proceeds will go directly to the ACF team on the ground in Nepal.

To enroll in the class or donate, go to

Sushi Making Class for Nepal- Action Against Hunger

May Level I Dates Posted, Mother’s Day Special, Level II Inquiry

May Dates for Level I classes: Go to CLASSES for details.

For those of you who are interested in taking a Level II class (Nigiri + Sashimi) on Friday May 22nd, please email The class will only take place once 14 people have been confirmed.

A special surprise treat for all mothers who attend the Mother’s Day Level I class on Saturday May 9th. Bond and say “Thank you, Mama-san!”


{Experience} Private sushi lesson from Chef Shin Aoyama‏ at Windup Bird Cafe

Originally posted on Mary's Happy Belly:

Sushi Lesson Date: January 2015
Location: Windup Bird Cafe , 382 College Street Toronto, ON

I was originally asked in late 2014 to be a participating chef at the Toronto Sushi Festival. The organizers of the festival said that they would provide the ingredients, marketing and equipment, and all I had to do was come up with the rolls. I figured that if I could master 2 rolls really well,I would be able to pull this off! I was pumped at the time and partnered with my cousin who lives in Montreal, as he works in the restaurant industry including a Japanese restaurant. We were excited that our rolls would be judged by top Toronto chefs and that we would be participating with real chefs working in the industry.

I tentatively agreed and worked on a plan. If I was going to participate, I had to make sure that I could do…

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2014 in review: 43,000 wannabe sushi chefs viewed the website. 3762 future sushi chefs took classes

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 43,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 16 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.