Now over 21,000 participants (including 300+ organizations) since its inception in 2008, Sushi Making For The Soul is the most popular hands-on sushi workshop in North America. Founded and conducted by award-winning writer and chef, Sang Kim, Sushi Making For The Soul is widely celebrated for the inspiring experience it brings to beginners and intermediate-level aspiring sushi warriors. The four-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.
Your maestro, Chef Sang Kim, has been behind some of the best known modern Japanese and Korean restaurants in Toronto and was profiled in the New York Times #1 bestselling book, Better and Faster, by Jeremy Gutsche, CEO of Trendhunter, for his innovative approach to food. He has been LCBO’s Featured Chef; CNE’s Celebrity Chef; USDA Chef Ambassador at the Restaurant Canada Show; Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea Chef Ambassador; recipient of the prestigious “Best Taste Award” at the International Culinary Masters Competition at the 15th Annual Chengdu Food Festival. He also appears regularly on two popular CTV shows, The Social and Your Morning.
He has given keynote addresses and talks for a variety of organizations and platforms, including TEDx, IMPACT Entrepreneurship, ING Direct Talks, Historica/Passages Canada, SIPO Foundation and many more.
His third book, WOODY ALLEN ATE MY KIMCHI, a memoir about his food journey from a radish farm in South Korea to some of the top restaurants and hotels in Ontario, will be released in 2020 (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 2020.
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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 Award; Lifetime Achievement Award at the Fifth Annual Food Idol Awards.