Future sushi pros!

It’s the school holidays around NZ, which means that our popular sushi classes are back!

These holidays, we’re running them in three shops, in Oteha Valley in the north of Auckland, the new Ormiston shop in the south of Auckland, and in Hornby in Christchurch.

The Ormiston classes were all booked out on the first day, so we dropped by to see what the fuss was about. 12 local kids per class packed the St. Pierre’s island table, keeping manager Lena and her team on their toes! Lena commented that

“It was my first time running a sushi class, so I was a little nervous. But my team had all the ingredients ready to go, and the kids were really keen and enjoying themselves, so I had a lot of fun too.”

Each class takes about 30-45 minutes, including an intro to sushi, getting the kids kitted out in gloves and spray oil, spreading rice, choosing ingredients, laying them out, rolling, and packing. Oh, and Lena provided the added bonus of a salmon aburi blowtorch demonstration and mochi dessert. Fire and sweets – what a great way to end the class!

Big moments at ten seconds and right at the end

The smiles on the kids and adults’ faces told the story – it looked like everyone had a great time. Their sushi pack to take home and photos of the day will have provided many great memories for the whole family, and with luck kept them coming back during the holidays and beyond. Shop turnover was also up for the day, a nice little bonus after everyone’s hard work.

Find out more about this holiday’s classes here! And if you’d like to host classes at your store, please talk to your area manager! Head office can provide the story cards and help to get going – you just need the energy to keep kids engaged!

Finally, a big thanks to area managers Yovina and Kazuyo for supporting their store managers in running the classes! Great things happen when we work together –we can’t wait to see what’s next!

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