Introduction to Sushi Making Masterclasses

Kon Nichiwa !  Welcome Japanese Food Lovers !

We are delighted to announce we are running two ‘Introduction to Sushi Making Masterclasses’ with renowned Sushi Chef Kei Shib 

About Kei Shib

If Kei’s name sounds familiar, chances are that’s because she used to own Lan, the much-missed Japanese restaurant in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire. Kei was able to introduce her cuisine to a wide and very appreciative audience. Amongst her customers were Des O’Connor, Pierce Brosnan and the late Sir John Mills.

Kei came from, Kobe, Japan, an area blessed with sea and mountains and famous for their marbled Kobe beef.

Back in the days when Kei lived in Japan, it was her mother who first introduced her to the art of cooking and who taught her the importance of what to eat.

Graduating from the Tsuji Cookery School, Kei also learnt the fine art of Japanese flower arrangement, Ikebana, and the ancient art of the Japanese tea ceremony, Chadou, as part of Hanayome Shugyou, bridal learning.

When Kei’s mother opened her restaurant in Kobe, Kei was instrumental in setting up the business which regularly entertained Japanese royalty.

By the time Kei arrived in London in 1983, she had already travelled throughout the Far East, bringing with her an extensive knowledge of food from many countries.

Her love of food never left her and the rest is a history.

Kei believes fine food should delight all five senses, to dazzle the imagination and that visually pleasing presentation is an important part of Japanese cuisine.

Kei’s skill for cooking, sometimes with a twist of Far Eastern Fusion, will tempt anyone who appreciates good food, all done with her unique sense of style and elegance.

Kei believes her mission is to extend her passion and love of Japanese Cooking to you all to share with friends and family.

Kei from Wabi Sabi Kitchen based in Seer Green will be hosting Beginners Sushi Making Workshops with collaboration with Gerrards Cross Community Association ( Gerrards Cross Memorial Centre )

Beginners Sushi Making Workshop.

Venue :

Gerrards Cross Community Association, 8 East Common, Gerrards Cross,

Buckinghamshire, SL9 7AD

Dates / Time :

Tuesday, 22nd February 2022 / 5 pm – 7 pm

Friday, 4th March 2022 / 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

What is included:

All ingredients

How to make cucumber sushi rolls, inside out sushi rolls

and temari sushi,traditional mini bite size sushi with toppings ( hands – on )

Sushi rolling mat to take home

Sushi you have made – you can eat at the venue in the bar with a nice glass of wine or take away

Kei will talk about history of sushi, ingredients, health benefits, Japanese culture in a fun way !

Soft and alcohol drinks are available to purchase at the bar

Cost :

£45 per person

Please note:

Kei will not be using raw fish and vegetarian options are available .

If you have any food intolerance, please let Kei know ( sesame seeds are nuts / soy sauce contains gluten)

To book or for further info :

Kei from Wabi Sabi Kitchen / 07717 774738

For any further information please call Julie – Event manager / Gerrards Cross Community Association

01753 883759

Kei looks forward to welcoming you to experience the Art of Making Sushi

Meaning of Wabi Sabi

The Japanese Art of finding beauty in imperfections.

It is underplayed and modest , yet is a rich mellowed beauty that is striking but not obvious.