Food Education | 食育
OSAKANA invites you into our kitchen + classroom to learn how to prepare fresh fish and local ingredients using Japanese methods and a Mottainai (no waste!) philosophy. We offer a variety of topics in group and private settings.
For any of our “Demonstration” classes, street clothes are fine. For health and safety reasons we ask guests that join us for "hands-on" classes to wear closed-toe shoes and clothes you feel comfortable moving around the kitchen in.
GROUP TASTING CLASSES / DINING EXPERIENCES
DEMONSTRATION, DISCUSSION & TASTING
$75 per person
Explore the culinary and cultural history of ramen, through a three course, PESCATARIAN ramen tasting experience. Learn how the addition of tare (seasoning) can drastically change the way ramen broth presents itself. Understand the nuances of ASSARI (light/refreshing), KOTTERI (rich/milky), and MAZEMEN (stirred noodles) as they change in texture and flavor. Unlock the secrets of professional ramen restaurants, while picking our chef-instructors brain. Class runs approximately 1 hour, and can replace dinner for most people. *Since we are a fish market our broth will always contain fish unless otherwise noted during class*
$95 / PERSON
Tuna collar is one of the most mottainai (under-utilized) part of Tuna. We will get a whole collar and curb out all the meat in front of you and learn different cuts. You will have three course meal all from the giant collar.
HANDS-ON GROUP & PRIVATE COOKING CLASSES
COME JOIN US IN THE KITCHEN
$85 per person
Students will work hands on with our chefs to make temari, oshi-zushi and temaki-zushi using seasonal ingredients and the highest quality raw fish. Students will learn not only the art and history of sushi, but also advice for buying and preparing raw fish safely at home. Guests arrive as sushi students, and leave as Sushi Masters. Class runs approximately 1.5 hours and replaces dinner.
Hands-on Sushi Class with KIDS
Join us in the kitchen to make nigiri, temari, and temaki sushi using seasonal ingredients and the highest quality raw fish. This class is meant for kids, so there are no knives involved, all ages welcome, kids must be accompanied by adult! Please email us to request this class. Runs for approximately 1.5 hours and can replace dinner.
UNI SHUCK PARTY
Uni (Sea Urchin) just came in season from Portland, ME. You are going to have a mountain of live Uni in the shells and you will learn how to shuck and clean your own Uni. Of course, you will eat it all as temaki sushi roll. You will earn one of the most useful skills of your life from this class.
$100 per person
Learn to butcher a whole, locally caught fish, hands on in our kitchen. You'll learn from our chefs the safest and best practices for breaking down a whole fish, while using every part. At the end of class, you'll take home your fish, with the knowledge and confidence to safely prepare it for sashimi and cooking. Class runs for approximately 1.5-2 hours. As the fish is yours to take home, there is no food included.
Head to Fin (whole-fish breakdown and cookery)
$225 per person
OSAKANA invites you to join us in this comprehensive class. OSAKANA's we will teach you how to butcher fish and create a multi-course meal in out kitchen. We will discuss how to properly identify quality fish, how to determine which parts of the fish to use for cooking or sashimi, and how to make sure there is no waste (mottainai) in any part of our cooking. The class will culminate in a complete meal. This class runs approximately 2 hours and culminates in a complete meal with leftovers to take home. Best for 1 or 2 people, please contact us to reserve a date.
Private classes are also available by request
We offer fun, hands-on classes for corporate or private events for all occasions