Participating in "Sushi Knowledge Dissemination Seminar"

On Wednesday, February 24, the Sushi Knowledge Dissemination Seminar was held at the University of San Francisco. The seminar was taught by Mr. Masayoshi Kazato, the representative director of the World Sushi Skills Institute.1 The seminar covered the history and culture of sushi, and culinary skills such as how to safely handle raw food, how to handle and cut fish, and how to polish different types of rice.

140 people attended, including chefs from sushi and other Japanese restaurants, as well as chefs from many other types of restaurants. Students from culinary schools and USF students majoring in hospitality management also participated.2 Although sushi has been a male-dominated profession in the past, many women attended the seminar. Everyone listened with great interest as they learned about the skills, knowledge and wisdom of an authentic sushi chef from Japan.

1 This seminar was organized by the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to support the dissemination of Japanese cuisine and food culture. The seminar was held in five cities around the world.

2 Ninety people attended the first session of the day, and forty USF students attended the second session.

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