Cooking Class - Next Level Sushi Skills

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Join sushi extraordinaire Chef Zach for an impressively advanced and completely unforgettable sushi-making experience.

In this hands-on class with Chef Zach, you will learn a variety of authentic and advanced Japanese sushi-making techniques that artfully blend modernity with the time-honored traditions of sushi making.

Chef Zach will begin by teaching on fish selection, safe handling, and the knife skills to break down a whole fish. You can also look forward to getting creative with fun and tasty garnishes for your uramaki inside out rolls, nigiri, and sashimi platters, as well as learning how to prepare a creamy green tea crème brûlée for dessert.

Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.

  • Minimum Guests 4
  • Maximum Guests 14
  • Meal Courses 3
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Labels Asian, Group, Holiday, Japanese, Sushi Making

Cozymeal guest reviews for this experience

Jenny V.


02 Feb 2022

I took my husband to the Next Level Sushi Class with Chef Zach and left feeling a bit disappointed. I will preface this with the fact that I’ve done many cooking classes so I’m comparing this experience to previous life ones. While we did learn a few things, there were many ways this class fell short. Intros. The Chef did not introduce himself or care to get to know anyone in the class. He mentioned it had been a long week… maybe that’s why he seemed apathetic. Description. The class description did not match the experience. While the description noted we’d be learning to garnish and create sauces for the sushi, none of that was done. This was essentially Chef Zach’s 101 sushi class repackaged and sold at a higher price - we paid $20/person more to eat crème brûlée at the end. Even that would have been okay if we had learned to make the Green Tea crème brûlée, as the description insinuated. Instead, he passed around pre-made vanilla crème brûlée. Location. Nobody in the class knew we’d be outside for this class and none of us were prepared with proper outerwear. It was freezing. A note from the Chef letting us know this was an outdoor location would have made a big difference. I would not participate in another class by Chef Zach. I was disappointed in the experience but grateful my husband found it enjoyable.

Jordan H.


27 Nov 2021

I surprised my boyfriend with this class and the experience was unparalleled. This was our first class with Chef Zach and it won’t be the last by far. The experience was beyond what I could’ve imagined. Zachs instruction was amazing but dare I say the sushi was better! And he made sure we had plenty of it to eat. We left as two very full, very happy customers and 50/10 would recommend to our friends… and we already have! We can’t wait for round two

Kristin R.


12 Jul 2019

Chef Zach is amazing to work with. He is very friendly and down to earth. He is a master at preparing sushi. It was all so delicious, to say the very least. His rolls are very fresh with unique combinations, I can not wait to go back for more!! Amazing sushi Chef Zach!!

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After graduating from the Art Institute of California with a degree in culinary arts, Chef Zach relocated to Park City, Utah where he found his niche as a sushi chef. Chef Zach also started his own catering company, which quickly gained popularity after catering parties for the Sundance Film Festival’s many events. Now, Chef Zach is back in San Diego, and the chef and owner of a successful sushi, poke, and fish taco restaurant.

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