“Queen of Sushi” with formal Japanese and French culinary training teaches students to make maki and nigiri
What You'll Get
- During sushi-making lessons, Madame Saito teaches students how to create one regular maki roll, one reverse maki roll, one hand roll, one shrimp and fish tempura roll, and 10 pieces of nigiri and sashimi. Contact Madame Saito for specific dates and times.
- Level-I classes are offered every Sunday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Fine Print
About The Art of Making Sushi with Madame Saito
Philadelphia calls Madame Saito the Queen of Sushi, and it's easy to see why. Armed with formal culinary training from Le Cordon Bleu and the Ritz Escoffier in Paris, plus experience from apprenticeships under premier Tokyo sushi chefs, she has committed the last 26 years to spreading her love for Japanese culture and contemporary fusion cuisine. Although she leaves time in her schedule to manage Tokio Sushi Bar—her sushi restaurant with French culinary influences—, The HeadHouse Cafe, and to conduct an annual sushi-making competition, Madame Saito counts education as one of her highest priorities. She regularly commits her quadrilingual tongue to demystifying the art of sushi during classes for aspiring chefs and casual students alike, teaching them how to hand roll maki and slice fish into perfectly uniform pieces.