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Madame Saito - Queen of Sushi

As the “Queen of Sushi” in the Philadelphia area, Chef Madame Saito is a perpetual learner of the culinary arts. She was recently recognized as an exemplary international sushi instructor by the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia and in addition to her Japanese roots, Madame Saito also has formal education at the Le Cordon Bleu and the Ritz Escoffier in Paris. As an educator, Madame Saito has been an instructor at Temple University Center City Campus for the past 21 years. In addition to Temple University, she has provided sushi demonstrations at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the University of Pennsylvania, and many other public and private events. As recognition for Madame Saito’s dedication to teaching about sushi and Japanese culture for the past 28 years, she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Education from Temple University Center City in April 2009. Chef of the Year 2010 from the American Culinary Federation (AFC).

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