Breakthrough Sushi Technology to Launch

Breakthrough Sushi technology to launch at Toronto Sushi Festival Bishosku Sushi, named by the American Tasting Institute as the Best Food Company in Canada in 2011, will launch its “thaw and serve” sushi in the city during the Toronto Sushi Festival on March 5 and 6, 2015 at the Japanese Canadian Centre, at 6 Garamond Court in Toronto.

Setting the pace for the sushi industry in Toronto, home to over 500 sushi restaurants, Bishoku Sushi is bringing its innovative flash freezing technology to the city which allows fresh sushi to be served all the time wherever you are. The Toronto Sushi Festival is excited to be the launching pad of the first and only sushi manufacturer in Toronto.  Bishoku Sushi has its home office in Richmond, British Columbia.

Sushi lovers in Toronto will witness the gourmet sushi fusion to be prepared by celebrity chef Dennis Tay of Top Chef Canada. Executive Chef James Gao will interact with guests and field questions on the history of sushi and the future of the industry. Another thrilling first in Toronto is the sampling of the Filipino – Japanese sushi fusion brought by the chefs and founders of Rock Paper Ceiseux. Sommelier Arlene Oliveros, CMS, will be on hand for sushi and wine pairings. Guests are encouraged to participate in voting who will get Toronto’s Best Sushi Award. Unfortunately, celebrity chef Susur Lee will not be attending the festival.

An added attraction will be the live sushi demonstrations of the young students of Petits Chefs Academy, which currently runs a Petits Chefs Sushi Lunch Program in schools that advocates for safe sushi catering. 

There is more excitement at the TSF with international and local performers providing entertainment to festival guests. Award-winning singer and songwriter Faye Blais is set to perform at the TSF stage on March 6, Friday. Faye has spent nearly half of the last decade recording, touring and promoting her albums throughout Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan and the United States. She recently came out with her latest and fourth solo album “On the Bright Side,” recorded in northern Ontario. Local artists moving towards the global music arena who are joining the TSF stage are Dre Pao, Don Carlo and Melody Man. Fresh from doing the opening act for the B.O.B. Canadian Tour, singer-actress Victoria Marie, will add energy to the TSF entertainment along with upcoming artists Steven Leitch, Joshua Moran and Alfred Chow.

Other engaging activities designed to enhance the TSF experience are open-mic karaoke and door prizes. There will also be a full-service VIP lounge where guests can sit back and relax while being served their mouth-watering sushi orders.

Early bird tickets are already sold out. Tickets are still available at https://torontosushifestival.eventbrite.ca but are selling fast so guests are advised to get them before they are all gone. VIP tickets are at $100 each, while general admission tickets are at $30 each. Each ticket purchased comes with 5 sample food tickets. For more information on the sushi delicacies, fun and entertainment please visit www.sushifestival.ca, become a fan at Facebook: www.facebook.com/TorontoSushiFestival or follow @SushiToronto on Twitter. E-mail inquiries may be sent to Chef Young Son, TSF food director at info@sushifestival.ca Doors open at 5 p.m. and close at 10 p.m. for the two-day event.*