Cooking Class: Sushi Basics for Beginners

Join Chef Gilzel in this hands-on introductory sushi making class for beginners. You won't need the experience to hand roll exquisite rolls that mimick your restaurant favorites. 


Chef Gilzel will begin with a fun appetizer; salmon poke sliders with avocado, spicy mayonnaise, furikake and Hawaiian rolls. Next, try your hand at delicately sliced and seared tuna tataki before rolling a classic maki roll. You'll also learn how to prepare a perfectly balanced and savory baked cheese salmon oshi. Finally, finish on a sweet note with tropical mango sticky rice with coconut milk and sweetened condensed milk; a classic Thai street food dessert. 


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Salmon Poke Sliders 

With avocado, spicy mayonnaise, furikake and Hawaiian rolls


Tuna Tataki 

With ponzu, red onion, togarashi, green onions and fried garlic


Maki Rolls 

With spicy tuna, salmon avocado, and shrimp tempura


Baked Cheese Salmon Oshi 

With mozzarella, shiso, red onions, jalapeños and eel sauce


Mango Sticky Rice 

With coconut milk and sweetened condensed milk

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 6
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • Activity Level
  • This is a BYOB venue and alcoholic beverages are not available for sale. You are welcome to bring beer and wine to enjoy during class.
  • LabelsSushi Making, Beginner, Asian, Japanese, Pescatarian, Holiday

Guest reviews for Chef Gilzel

Avery G.

17 May 2021

Chef Gilzel is wonderful. I love sushi but I wanted to learn more about it and she was an excellent teacher. She took her time explaining different cuts of fish and how to select the right ingredients, and explained the underlying flavor profiles of each ingredient and how adding different things would change or elevate the dish in certain ways. She is clearly very well versed in all things sushi and it shows! I highly recommend Chef Gilzel if you're interested in learning about techniques and flavors - she was fantastic and I hope to work with her again soon.

$ 75 Per person

all-inclusive: 2.5-hour class, meal and taxes.


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Chef Gilzel is a talented chef from Las Vegas, Nevada. She has a background in culinary arts and food service management, which has informed her work as one of the area's top sushi chefs. Specializing in Asian cuisine, Chef Gilzel began her career at an upscale Japanese eatery. From there, she's gone on to work with an array of renowned restaurants and resorts as well as hosting cooking classes on the side.

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