Cooking Class: Homemade Sushi Rolls 101

Join Chef Paolo to discover just how simple it is to perfectly craft your own sushi from scratch, while incorporating time-honored techniques and high-quality ingredients.


This fun and informative cooking class focused on the artistry of sushi begins with learning the secrets to making homemade sushi rice. Then, discover how to properly slice fresh fish and vegetables, and get to work rolling your sushi, beginning with a spicy tuna roll, and followed by a true classic: the California roll.

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.


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Ginger Miso Vinaigrette

Tossed with mixed greens and crisp vegetables


Homemade Sushi Rice

Made in the time-honored tradition


Spicy Tuna Roll

With sashimi-grade tuna. Level of spice can be accommodated.


Classic California Roll

With avocado, cucumber, surimi crab, and black sesame seeds

  • Minimum Guests 1
  • Maximum Guests 30
  • Event Duration 2 hours
  • Restrictions Must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

Golden Apron guest reviews for this experience

20 Nov 2019

PAOLO IS THE BEST! He brought great energy, fun vibes, amazing food, and an effortless way to learn how to make sushi. This is a perfect date night for all couples... especially for Mommies. Thank you Chef Paolo! We will be back for sure!

18 Nov 2019

We had a fabulous night learning how to make Sushi with Chef Paolo. The class size was small which allowed him to share more tips and tricks with us. We will definitely book more classes with him.

14 Nov 2019

Was an amazing experience! And Chef Paolo is great!

12 Nov 2019

The evening was fun. Chef Paolo was very knowledgeable and personable. He made Sushi class easy. We were promised recipes but have not seen anything yet.

11 Nov 2019

Chef Paolo was amazing!!! It was date night for us and this experience was nothing short of amazing. It ended up being a small groupand it literally felt like a private cooking class. Chef knows what he’s talking about and has some pretty cool stories to go along with his knowledge! Hopefully there will be more classes down the road cus I would love to come back!!

05 Nov 2019

Was such a great class. Chef Paola was personable, funny, and just a great teacher. Made some new friends tonight.

15 Oct 2019

Had a great evening learning in a fun way the art of making sushi! Chef Paolo was personable and very knowledgeable which made for a fun experience!

Guest reviews for Chef Paolo

04 Nov 2019

Chef Paolo was very well spoken and highly entertaining — not to mention a fantastic cook. My girlfriend and I couldn't have been happier. We'd definitely recommend Chef Paolo to anyone who likes great food and good times!

04 Nov 2019

We took a sushi dinner class and we had a fantastic time! We learned a lot about sushi, and we got to try some delicious rolls. All in all, loved the experience!

04 Nov 2019

Chef Paolo's food was SO delicious, but it was his stories that made the night memorable. I'd definitely recommend him to anyone who's interested in learning about great foods and wine. We'll definitely be booking his services again soon. Thanks much, Paolo!

04 Nov 2019

Chef Paolo — what a delight! He used super fresh ingredients to create several amazing dishes, and he made sure we understand each step, as well as the history of the food. It was amazing watching the flavors come together! I'd definitely love to attend one of his classes again. Thanks so much, Paolo!

04 Nov 2019

Can't say enough good things about Chef Paolo! He told captivating stories and shared lots of great cooking tips and tricks throughout the evening. The meal we created was authentic and bursting with flavor — to be honest, it put the restaurants in our area to shame. We will most certainly be cooking with Chef Paolo again very soon!

04 Nov 2019

Chef Paolo was flexible and so talented. He taught us how to make some delicious dishes. We had an amazing time listening to his stories and learning from his expertise. Would recommend to anyone!

04 Nov 2019

I've tried a number of cooking classes, but Chef Paolo's was easily my favorite. He was very well prepared and took the time to make small talk while getting prepared. He could instinctively tell each person's experience in the kitchen, then adjusted the lesson to each individual. Most important, the food he helped us to prepare was absolutely stunning!

04 Nov 2019

Our evening with Chef Paolo was pretty much perfect! Besides a tasty meal, we also learned a lot and enjoyed listening to his stories from all over the world. We enjoyed our time with Chef Paolo so much that we'll definitely be attending another class again with our friends. He taught us a lot about the recipes we were working with, as well as the history behind each dish. All in all, a perfect way to celebrate my husband's birthday!

04 Nov 2019

Chef Paolo was so friendly and a joy to cook with. You could really feel how passionate he was about each dish, and you could tell he enjoyed teaching us and sharing his expertise. We learned lots about the history and culture of Tuscany. All in all, Chef Paolo made cooking a lot more approachable for someone like me, and he helped us create a truly phenomenal meal. Would definitely do this again.

04 Nov 2019

I hired Chef Paolo to help my wife and I celebrate our fifth anniversary, and we had such a fantastic time. Paolo was very personable and professional, and he took the time to teach us all about the history and science behind each dish. We learned a lot of things that we can take back to our kitchen at home. And the food — amazing! We took lots of pictures to prove it. I'd definitely recommend Paolo and hope to request him next time I use this service.

14 Oct 2019

This was the best cooking class I’ve ever experienced. Thanks so much, Paolo!

14 Oct 2019

Chef Paolo was incredibly informative, conversational and well-organized. He not only taught us how to make amazing sushi, but everyday techniques like how to properly use a knife, cut an onion as well as expert French and Japanese cooking techniques. I highly recommend this experience to everyone of any level of cooking.

12 Jul 2019

What an amazing experience!!!!!! So fun and knowledgeable in our private class. I know I left with better skills and techniques. I can't wait to book another event.

10 May 2019

Great Meal, great conversation and learned a lot. Great evening.

$75 $ 49 Per person

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


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With over 15 years of culinary experience in the restaurant and wine industries, Chef Paolo is brimming with expertise and knowledge, which he is excited to share with you in one of his cooking classes. With Chef Paolo, you'll learn cooking techniques and skills, master recipes you've always wanted to cook yourself, and boost your culinary confidence under the guidance of a chef with a true passion for cooking!

Event location: Dallas