Breakthrough Sushi by Kaz Matsune
While Kaz Matsune learned some cooking techniques from his mother growing up in Japan, it was watching Graham Kerr on TV that truly inspired him to go on to become a chef. Twelve years ago, he started his career at Iroha Sushi of Tokyo in Studio City and after two years moved on to a slew of jobs as head sushi chef, serving such Hollywood clienteles as Mick Jagger, Denzel Wasthington and Leonaldo DeCaprio. Then helped open Kanpai in Los Angeles, where he developed the menu. Kaz had a unique experience developing dishes for San Francisco's first organic Japanese restaurant, Minako, before moving on to Ozumo and then famed restaurant Greens. In 2012, he started Breakthrough Sushi specializing in premium corporate team building and private sushi classes, serving such clients as Google, Intel, Consulate General of Netherlands, First Republic Bank, Oracle and Citibank. His sushi class and tasting event is one of a kind unique “experience” of dinner, educational class and culinary show using newly discovered ingredients and techniques.