Sushi Showdown

Sushi Showdown

The Ultimate Sushi Making Competition

Are you looking for a way to have fun with your team but are too busy to leave the office? Or want to host at a private residence? Our Sushi Showdown is the perfect solution for all occasions and spaces where open-flame cooking is not allowed. We just need an accessible sink for washing dishes and an outlet for our rice cooker!

In this technique-driven Chopped-like team building activity, guests are divided into small teams and face off in a timed sushi battle. After enjoying our complimentary zensaimori (Japanese-inspired appetizer) platter and a beverage of your choice, guests will put on their aprons and best game faces as the group is divided into teams.

With our professional chefs as culinary mentors, each team strategizes together to prepare their sushi recipe with their own creative spin! We’ll provide a pantry of secret ingredients for inspiration.

Creativity, delegation and effective communication within each team are critical for the win. Members of the team that rolls the best sushi platter win prizes based on presentation, teamwork, and taste.

Pricing & Services

Prices for our Sushi Showdown experience vary based on guest count and venue rental fees. We do charge a set-up fee for in-office or private home events. Prices are based on a minimum of 15 guests; however, we can accommodate groups smaller than 15. Prices start at about $149 per person, depending on your guest count and venue selection.  Cost is all-inclusive of professionally trained staff, ingredients, venue fee, party rentals, travel fee (if applicable), non-alcoholic beverages, service fee, and prizes.

Our event sales team stands by ready to give you all the details including a customized proposal for your event. Ask us about event enhancements including optional appetizer upgrades, custom logo aprons, wine education sessions, meeting facilities, specialty rentals and more.

Our proposals are all-inclusive except for wine and beer – there are no hidden fees!

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Sushi Showdown

What to expect

Your guests will compete against each other in teams as they prepare creative sushi rolls in a 1-hour timed competition. This is a standing 2 ½ hour event.

SAMPLE Timeline - Sushi Showdown

*We can start your event at any time!

Guests arrive and enjoy beverages and complimentary zensaimori (Japanese-inspired appetizer) platter
Parties That Cook presents a brief sushi rolling demonstration & reviews the event program
Guest begin to prepare their sushi recipes
Sushi making ends and guests present their creations to the judges; winners announced; transition to reception
Event ends and guests depart

Fall 2017 Sushi Showdown Menu

The Parties That Cook Fall Sushi Showdown Menu reflects our chefs’ inspired selection of seasonal produce sourced from local farmer markets, and the highest quality sustainable proteins from our purveyors. Upon arrival, your guests are welcomed with our complimentary zensaimori (Japanese-inspired appetizer) platter. 

Guests & Recipes                                                                                     

1 to 15 guests, select 4 recipes
16 to 34 guests, select 5 recipes 
35 to 124 guests, select 6 recipes
125 to 199 guests, select 8 recipes                                                     
200+ guests, select 10 recipes


Salmon Tartar Rolls with Avocado, Scallions and Sesame 
Korean Style Sushi with Pickled Radish and Spring Vegetables 
Inside-Out Roll of Thinly-Sliced Ham, Pineapple and Jalapeno  
The Classic Spicy Tuna Roll with Sriracha and Cucumber 
Everything Bagel Sushi Roll with Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese rolled in Everything Spice
Steamed Prawn Roll, Cucumber and Avocado with Jalapeño Mayonnaise
Quinoa-Cucumber Sushi Rolls with Cabbage, Carrots, Daikon and Shiso
Smoked Turkey, Goat Cheese, Sundried Cranberry Pesto and Arugula Roll


Cinnamon Rice with Grated Apple, Walnuts, Dates and Pomegranate Molasses 
Pumpkin Cheesecake Roll with Crumbled Graham Cracker 
Sushi Showdown Food

More Cooking Event Formats

Small Plates

Reception-Style Cooking Party

Your team will mix and mingle while cooking up spectacular international appetizers, cocktail-style!

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Chef’s Table

Seated Dining Experience

Guests work in teams to prepare a delicious, four-course menu culminating in a seated meal with formal dining service.

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Kitchen Challenge

Iron Chef-style Cooking Competition

Armed with three basic ingredients and a pantry, teams face off in a timed competition to create the winning dish! May the best team win.

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