Sushi vs Sashimi vs Chirashi Class

In-person Demonstration Cooking Class

Taste of Asia In-Person Class

Tuesday, April 4th 6:00-8:30pm in the Common Ground Flatlander Classroom

Tonight, you'll be the sushi chef of your own sushi bar where you'll prepare a feast with "today's catch" using a variety of traditional ingredients. You'll design your own maki rolls and share them with your classmates. Prizes will be awarded for the most interesting creations and the best presentation. Our feast will also include classic side dishes commonly served at sushi bars. The tuition includes your very own sushi mat and chopsticks which you can take home at the end of the session.

  • Omakase Sushi Feast (Chef's Choice)
  • Tuna Tataki
  • Tsukemono (Sunomono and other pickled things)
  • Chawanmushi (Steamed Custard)


$60/person with $10 OFF promo code for Co-op Owners. Apply promo code: OWNER

Limited seating available - only 10 seats per class. Ticket includes class plus tasting menu. Must be 21+ to partake in alcoholic beverage tasting. No refunds due to limited space, but waiting list will be made available once tickets are sold out.


About the instructor:

Paul Young is a self-taught cook, educator and graphic designer with over 30 years of experience in the marketing communications industry. His favorite pastime is trying new dishes in restaurants and then attempting to recreate them at home. He's a curious foodie and an adventurous international culinary explorer who has traveled to 25 different countries (so far). He has also been a regular contributor to Smile Politely since 2007.


Since retiring as a graphic design professor at Parkland College in 2019, Paul has been cooking at home a lot more and has found himself reconnecting with his passion for experimenting with exotic flavors from around the world. With these upcoming cooking classes, he hopes to share what he knows about his favorite ethnic foods and some of his favorite recipes. For printable recipe cards and more information about Paul's cooking classes, please go to