Free Hand-rolled Sushi Class by Chef Takayuki Omi

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Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF – 農林水産省) of Japan is encouraging Canadians to get familiar with Japanese food by offering free hand-rolled sushi classes at Nikkei Centre in Burnaby on Sunday November 8th.

MAFF is sponsoring this one day event to promote “healthy and delicious” Japanese cuisine, and Chef Takayuki Omi will show you how easily you can prepare them at home. You will also learn about Japanese food culture and why many of Japanese food is considered so healthy.

chef omiChef Takayuki Omi:

Born in Meguro, Tokyo. After graduating from culinary school in Shizuoka, he worked at Yamaha resort for three years. After spending two years in Toronto’s Ematei Restaurant, he spent thirteen years at Fairmont Royal York as Sushi chef. He moved to west coast in 2011 and currently works at Fairmont Pacific Rim. He also has his own catering company, Taka Catering.



Introduction to Japanese cuisine and culture

Japanese food is well known as heathy food. Chef Omi will introduce the concept of “One soup, three greens” menu, use of Dashi(stock), tools commonly used in Japanese cuisine, and more, along with some demonstration of Japanese cooking.


Hands-on sushi making class

Then he will teach you how to make “Temaki (Hand-rolled) Sushi”, a casual sushi commonly enjoyed in many Japanese homes.

Date: Sunday, November 8th

Location: Nikkei Centre (inside Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre) 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby, BC

There will be two sessions at 11:00am-12:30pm, and 1:30pm-3:00pm (Choose one)

This is a FREE event open to general public, but you must register as the space is limited.

To register, email with names of participants and which session you’d like to take.

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