Why does it take so long to become a sushi chef?

Zoë EsccherIt takes several years to become a skilled Japanese sushi chef.
Since sushi is a dish that you don not boil, fry or cook sushi you have to be very conscious to every detail.

In Japan sushi chefs only use a few ingredients to make sushi such as rice, fish, the restaurant’s homemade soy sauce and in some cases topping to suit the fish.

A sushi chef must master the following,

Cook the rice to perfection.
A knowledge of the various fish, their age, fat content, the structure of the meat and which parts of the fish are regarded as a delicacy.
A knowledge of which vegetables and Japanese ingredients used for sushi.
To be able to transform the very few ingredients into a gourmet experience the sushi chef knowledge and experience to highlighting the fish aromas and flavors by using different cutting techniques.
The vegetables and topping is used for sushi, lift and flavor experience an extra dimension.

Please read more about Sushi course for beginners

Zoë has lectured and held sushi courses for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Accenture audit Elbek & Vejrup and many more.


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