Cooking Class: Homemade Onigiri

Chef Yaakov shares tricks, tips and time-honored secrets for making this Japanese delight. 


In this hands-on class with Chef Yaakov, you’ll learn to prepare variations of onigiri, a compact Japanese rice ball stuffed with meat and vegetable fillings and wrapped in a sheet of toasted nori. Begin by learning the technique for preparing a perfect pot of sushi rice, a true necessity in mastering this dish. Then, you’ll use fresh, high-quality ingredients to create three popular onigiri fillings, including tuna and green onion with carrots and soy sauce, salted salmon with cucumber, nori and roe, and your choice of either red bean paste or pickled plums.  


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Tuna and Green Onion Onigiri 

With carrots and soy sauce


Salted Salmon Onigiri 

With cucumber, nori and roe


Guest's Choice Onigiri

#Choose one 

Red bean paste

Pickled plums

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 9
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • Activity Level
  • LabelsSushi Making, Fun, Asian, Japanese, Pescatarian

Guest reviews for Chef Yaakov

Nancy and Charles

08 Sep 2020

Chef Yaakov was friendly, punctual, and the food was AMAZING! He had to work around my four hungry pups and he did a great job helping to make a magical evening.

$ 79 Per person

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


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Chef Yaakov is a professional chef with more than 20 years of experience; he’s lived in seven countries and holds a specialization in Kosher cuisine. With his focus on events and large corporate gatherings, he’s catered over 450 weddings. Chef Yaakov has also cooked for presidents, on cruise ships and for other major organizations — including preparing specialized diets for the Denver Broncos training camp.

Event location: Salt Lake City

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