Cooking Class: Japanese Sushi From Scratch

If you've always wanted to master the art of sushi making, this cooking class with Chef Desiree is the perfect place to start. 

You will learn how to make three different styles of sushi rolls that you can easily recreate at home. Start simply with rice and tuna rolls, then create two types of seaweed and rice rolls filled with vegetables and imitation crab. You will also make a seaweed salad to accompany your meal. 

Our cooking classes are designed to be social events that do not require any previous experience. Guests are welcome to purchase beer to enjoy during the class.


Seaweed Salad

With seaweed, soy sauce, sesame seeds and sesame oil

Hosomaki Tuna Roll

With tuna and sushi rice

Uramaki Vegetable Roll

With sushi rice and assorted vegetables

Uramaki California Roll

With sushi rice, imitation crab, cucumbers and avocado

  • Minimum Guests 1
  • Maximum Guests 25
  • Event Duration 2 hours
  • Activity Level
  • Restrictions Must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

Golden Apron guest reviews for this experience

18 Mar 2020

Great event and class. Really enjoyed learning (finally) how to do Sushi rolls...we had fun and enjoyed Chef's preparation and instruction!

15 Mar 2020

Sushi and seaweed salad was great! I've done both before and was hoping to learn a little something new, and got to wrap a roll w/rice outside of nori, so that was good, but about the only new bit I got. Late start and slow progress for pretty basic instruction, due to only 4 stations for 16-ish people. So don't arrive hungry. Tables for everyone to sit and work at would be nice. Bar setting, so: noisy, TV in the background, and makeshift kitchen facilities not ideal.

12 Mar 2020

I liked Chef Desiree. I don’t think the experience was up to par. First, the event started late; Second, people arrived late and I’m not actually sure if they were a part of the class or not; Third because of the mismanagement of time I didn’t make both my sushi rolls. The whole experience left a bad taste in my mouth, I will not be returning.

01 Mar 2020

We ended up leaving after an hour of being there but not even touching the food. We would have preferred if we had our own stations rather than sharing with others, would have preferred instruction while preparing the food, and had a quieter environment to participate in the class. For the cost it was not worth it. Have two stars simple because the chef seemed nice, but we didn’t have any real interaction with her before leaving and expected more for the cost.

24 Feb 2020

Great class with a demo then hands on to do it ourselves. One recommendation would be to have more than one bowl of water available for dipping your hands or to change out the water often so that it is clean. Other than that, I enjoyed the class more than I thought I was going to!! We got to eat our 2 rolls and they were tasty!

16 Feb 2020

Fun night, the wife loved the class

Guest reviews for Chef Desiree

02 Jan 2020

Desiree is the best at making people feel comfortable and relaxed at any gathering. She’s very patient and a great teacher!! She’s always well prepared and for a big bonus...her sushi turns out delicious and looks amazing. If you’re looking to learn how to roll sushi, she’s the one you want!!

02 Jan 2020

Dez’s sushi is amazing. Her rice is sweet and fluffy and the quality of her ingredients is what you would expect for high-end sushi. Her eye for detail and the aesthetics really brings the ingredients together in ways that make you ask the question “ is something that looks that tasty too pretty to eat?” Then answer is always no but it’s close. The best part about it for me is the people. You get to be in the moment, in a relaxed environment with sushi talk as an ice breaker.or not even mentioned. It doesn’t matter because as good as the food is it is better getting to share it with people who make you happy.

02 Jan 2020

Dez rocks! Her sushi is top-notch and tastes amazing. She’s warm, friendly and fun. Her sushi parties are amazing and always a good time. Can’t wait for the next on.

02 Jan 2020

It is my absolute pleasure to recommend Desiree. I thoroughly enjoyed my time sampling her sushi. She is dedicated and knowledgeable and an all-round great person! -

02 Jan 2020

Desiree’s classes are fun and her instruction is easy to follow and no stress. She makes learning a new skill fun and the sushi is delicious. She gets everyone involved to the extent they are comfortable with. I would definitely recommend taking this class.

02 Jan 2020

The overall environment was very friendly! The entire kitchen was clean and neat and all sushi rolls were made in an open space so that we could see how sushi was made. It was an amazing dinner party! Dez is very friendly and funny person, she is extremely great at explaining things.

02 Jan 2020

The sushi parties are so much fun! I’ve always wanted to learn how to roll but had so many questions and no one to ask. Dez is very knowledgeable and teaches you everything from the proper way to shop for ingredients to the best way to cut the rolls. Everything is delicious and the environment is great for networking too. I now feel confident in making my own sushi at home, and even my seven year old has learned how to make her own too! -

02 Jan 2020

Best sushi sensei ever!

02 Jan 2020

I was amazed for the variety of rolls that were made on the party, so many and so delicious all of them but the spicy tuna was my favorite. I learned so many tips to make my own rolls. I had an amazing time on the party everyone was really nice and fun. Definitely, I’ll join the next one.

$75 $ 49 Per person

all-inclusive: 2-hour class, meal and taxes.

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Chef Desiree has been rolling sushi completely from scratch for more than a decade, and perfecting her techniques along the way. Twice a year, she hosts an event where attendees numbering in the dozens gather to learn her tips and tricks to making homemade fare, though she also enjoys sharing her culinary knowledge with small groups, friends and family. Chef Desiree looks forward to sharing her passion and talent with you!

Event location: Austin

Venue Type: Winery

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