Working at the Happy Sumo was by far the best opportunity food wise I'd ever gotten. I started off as a busser. Cleaned tables about 4 days a week and milked the 50% discount on the sushi every chance I got. The restaurant got busy and they started looking for new chefs and when I found this out I definitely let the manager know I wanted to learn. Even though I'm as white as they come I figured they'd be better off training me since they new me than taking their chances on someone new!
I guess all the begging paid off because after 9 months of bussing tables they finally let me get my hands "fishy"!!
After 2 years of making sushi at Happy Sumo and several 50+ catering jobs making sushi for friends, family and classmates, my love for the culinary arts is sealed!!
Since starting dental school down in the south my opportunities to put my passion to work have been few and far between but I love every chance I get!
I hope for my family and friends and anyone else that gets the chance to read this blog that you can share in me and my wife's passion for cooking!
"Retired" Sushi Chef