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How I Became A Sushi Chef: From apprentice to teacher

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From his humble start as a Sushi apprentice at a Rock 'n' Roll Sushi restaurant on Sunset Strip in Hollywood, Kaz Matsune has become a Sushi Teacher and business owner of Breakthrough Sushi in San Francisco, the first and only Sustainable Team Building Sushi Class Company in the US.

It was the year 2000 when Kaz knocked on the door of Sushi Restaurant in West Hollywood. D
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Paperback, 318 pages
Published September 18th 2019
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Eve Hal
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This story deserves a 5-star. I am always fascinated by people's lives, especially those who inspire. It's not every day we see someone from a humble background and one of the best cultures in the world to reach the position where Kaz Matsune is now. I wasn't sure about eating sushi before, after reading this book, I went to my cousin's place, found a sushi restaurant (in India), and tasted my first sushi, and I loved it! ...more
Joshua Grant
Feb 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kaz Matsune teaches us a lot about sushi and life in his memoir How I Became a Sushi Chef! Matsune brings us along his crazy life, from Hollywood to building a business. His writing flows like a novel, but also helps teach some tricks of the trade along the way! I actually knew nothing about sushi or the cooking business before reading this, but Matsune’s life was highly fascinating! Check this one out if you love food, business, or just want to spend a day in someone’s adventurous life!
Claudia
Feb 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I think it's a great book, you can learn a lot about sushi and another things that usually happen in a kitchen. I think this book is based on the real experience of Kaz, and maybe many people do the same but they don't say it. In some parts, I really feel like he was telling me my history, o the same that I been seeing on my work. It's very easy to read, for people who inglish isn't native idiom. Thanks Kaz for your honest words. ...more
Andreana Bernardino
Apr 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a light hearted enjoyable read about the atypical pathway to sushi chef. The book follows the path of Chef Kaz and his adventures learning how to be a sushi chef. Along the way, the reader also learns about the magic behind sushi, the traditions of a sushi master, and how that is turned on its head in the US. A fun read!
TheStonedMason
Oct 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed reading about Kaz and his rise as a Sushi Chef and later instructor. I would be very interested in taking one of his classes and I will definitely be reading his other books, past and future. Although, at times throughout this memoir, Kaz seems judgmental and even hypocritical especially when it came to Tom, this was a great read that gave me a new appreciation for sushi
Kayla Tornello
I loved reading about how Kaz became a sushi chef. What a fascinating journey! I was a little distracted by some typos and grammar issues. I also thought it was odd that he included a ton of details about some girl he had a crush on for a while, but nothing about how he met his wife.

I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway. Yay!
Amy
Apr 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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If you really enjoy eating sushi, you'll likely enjoy reading this book. It offers insights for not only people who know very little about sushi, but also for the more experienced diner. It did not go into depth as much as I had expected, but seemed to keep a slightly lighter tone throughout. Matsune's text is widely accessible and broken down into easily digestible pieces. While the edition I read had a bit of repetition in parts (may have been edited out in later edition), the book is still a ...more
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Kaz Matsune was born with a love for cooking. His passion led him to be a diligent student and a skilled sushi chef at restaurants such as Minako (San Francisco's first organic Japanese restaurant), Ozumo, and the famed Fort Mason restaurant Greens. Today Kaz teaches corporate teams and sushi lovers of all stripes his craft with Breakthrough Sushi - the first and only sustainable team building sus ...more

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