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Culinary Diplomacy - Sushi Secrets

Chef Masayoshi Kazato


Chef Masayoshi Kazato

Sushi is an art, a tradition and a passion. Making authentic sushi requires unparalleled culinary skills, knowledge of hygienic preparation and a deep understanding of the ingredients. World renowned Sushi Master Chef Masayoshi Kazato of Japan was in South Africa in September to share his Sushi secrets.This commendable initiative by The Ocean Basket franchise and their soy sauce partner Yamasa will contribute to developing new skills and acquiring an ancient knowledge. It will also create a platform to for innovation while enhancing the abilities of their staff to deliver a professional service and well prepared food.

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Kazato, who began his career at the age of 20, presented a unique seminar for sushi lovers and chefs to learn the history of sushi, essential knife skills and expert preparation techniques at The Venue in Melrose Arch, Gauteng. Top 10 chefs from Ocean Basket will also get the chance to brush up on their sushi making skills when they undergo further sushi training by Kazato.

The government of Japan through its embassy endorsed the project as part of deepening culinary ties between South Africa and Japan.

Yamasa has continuously produce soy sauce since 1645 its 365 year existence can be attributed to its philosophy which encompasses making a valuable contributions to society by acknowledging its worth within society. This includes the ability to differentiate itself from other companies, and conducting sound and fair business operations.

This kind of knowledge and skills transfer is the regarded as the basis of cooperation agreements that seek to enhance relations between people.






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