Week Two of our canteen trial saw us making Sushi!
Yesterday was such a successful day in our canteen. Sushi is popular with our students so this week was busier than last week. Despite having three helpers writing furiously, there was a line at the canteen window for much of the morning. After all orders were in at 9am, we set about making 128 nori rolls in two hours. This incredible work was done by a lovely set of volunteer mums. We had some Japanese experts as well as complete novices who all worked together with great camaraderie making sushi for the lunches. Thank you to all for your effort! It was a really fun morning.
We offered two varieties – Tuna and Cucumber and Mixed Vegetable. Tuna was by far the most popular – which surprised us a little bit. Next time we’d like to offer Teriyaki Chicken and Vegetable as well. We had a production line going to pump them out and wrap them in recyclable paper. All of us were happy and proud of the finished result.
Tips for Making Sushi in your school Canteen.
- Sushi can be really profitable if your school population like it. If you’ve never made it you might think making sushi is daunting but there are plenty of helpful tutorials online
- White rice can grow bacteria quickly, so it is important to follow proper preparation and temperature instructions. The NSW Food Authority provides information on this
- In shops, sushi is often wrapped in plastic. We used baking paper and encouraged the kids to recycle.
- It helps to have some people who are experts at making sushi. However, part of the fun is that volunteers who have never rolled sushi before get to learn something new