• Rob Hale

You Can Dream of Sushi



“Have you seen Jiro dreams of Sushi?“ I get asked that a lot. They always want to point out that one scene that shows how great is his dedication to craft (hint: there are a lot of those scenes). I love that movie, but I think it gives the wrong impression. There is the guy who works for decades just to be able to learn how to make the egg sushi for dessert. That dedication is admirable, but you don’t need to dedicate your life to the craft just to be able to make some food for your family or friends. Let me put it this way, you don’t have to go to French culinary school to learn how to make onion soup. One of the things that I love to do as a personal sushi chef is to teach some of the rudiments of preparing sushi and fresh fish.


Sushi is a little bit like golf. You can learn the basics easily, but it can take you a lifetime to master it. In Japan, a mother might prepare handrolls for their children, or prepare some simple yet elegant rolls for the family. Sushi doesn’t have to be intimidating, and once you have learned a little bit about preparing sushi, you will also enjoy eating it more. Once you understand a more about the craft, you will not only appreciate your sushi more, but you will be more discerning about what you look for in a roll.


I have also found that teaching my craft can turn a catered event into a fun interactive party. I mean come on, you can’t tell me that you haven’t wanted to yield my Japanese steel like a miniature samurai blade striking fear into the hearts of your tuna rolls?


When I come to your house, or event, you get to step behind the bar if you want to. I have done everything from letting the host cut a few rolls, to offering full sushi classes that come with a full me. If you are interested at all at learning some of the finer points of this craft, give me a call. I’d love to teach you and your friends how to rock and roll.

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