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The Skills of a Sushi Chef

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An "itamae" is a multi-talented artist who oversees the complex operation of the sushi bar. As this single infographic makes clear, there's much more to the task than simply slapping fish on balls of rice! From knife mastery to having the confidence to know what your customers will enjoy, the skill set takes a decade to pick up!

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