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With over 18,000 participants since its inception in 2008, Sushi Making For The Soul is Canada’s most popular hands-on sushi making workshop – public, corporate, institutional. It is widely celebrated for the unique and joyful experience it brings to beginners and intermediate-level aspiring sushi “chefs”. The three-level program has also received accolades for the work it does on behalf of food literacy advocacy for children and raising awareness about childhood hunger in the Greater Toronto Area.

TEDx Talk about growing up poor in the housing projects of Toronto and the role of Sushi Making For The Soul to raise awareness around food literacy and childhood poverty in the GTA

TEDx Talk about growing up poor and hungry in the housing projects of Toronto and the role that Sushi Making For The Soul plays to raise awareness about food literacy programming for children and childhood poverty in the GTA. Click HERE to watch the talk

Your sushi maestro, Sang Kim, is an award-winning fiction writer, playwright, serial restaurateur and chef. He has been behind some of the best known Japanese and Korean restaurants in Toronto.

He was LCBO’s Featured Chef (2013); CNE’s Celebrity Chef (2016); chosen by the USDA and Taste U.S. as the sole Canadian chef to represent them at the Restaurant Canada Show (2017). He appears as a regular chef on CTV’s popular daytime talk show, The Social. His upcoming cooking web series, WTF?! (What The Food?!) with Sang Kim, launches in the fall of 2017.

His upcoming third book, WOODY ALLEN ATE MY KIMCHI, a memoir about his food journey from a farm in South Korea to some of the top restaurants and hotels in Ontario, will be released in February 2018 (Exile Editions). He is the recipient of the Gloria Vanderbilt Prize for Fiction (“When John Lennon Died“, 2013); shortlisted for the same prize (“Kimchi“, 2016); winner, Grain Magazine’s Short Story contest (“Spoiled Rice“, 2016); finalist for the CBC Short Story Prize (“Kraken“, 2017). His collection of literary short stories, EATING DOGS, will be released in the fall of 2018.

He is also a much sought-after speaker and has given keynote addresses and talks for a variety of organizations and platforms, including TEDx, IMPACT Entrepreneurship, ING Direct Talks, Historica/Passages Canada, Toronto & Peel Regional & Catholic District School Boards, Toronto Public Library, SIPO Foundation and many more.

Sang has been awarded the York West Centennial Citation “in recognition of exceptional and sustained contributions to the people of York West, particularly children in high risk communities”; the North York Civic AwardLifetime Achievement Award at the 5th Annual Food Idol Awards

If you would like to book him for a workshop, cooking demo, or a talk, you can reach him directly on his email: sang@sushimakingforthesoul.com