Why hire a sushi chef?

Jun 30, 2023

If you're planning a party or an event, one of the most important things to consider is the food. When you're looking for something unique and delicious, sushi is an excellent choice. However, making sushi requires a lot of skill and experience, so it's not something that just anyone can do. That's why it's a good idea to hire a sushi chef for your event.

What is a Sushi Chef?

A sushi chef, also known as an 'itamae,' is a highly skilled professional who specializes in making sushi. They are trained in the art of sushi-making, and they have years of experience in preparing and presenting sushi dishes. A good sushi chef has a deep understanding of the ingredients, the techniques, and the traditions of sushi-making.

sushi rolls

Why Hire a Sushi Chef?


One of the main reasons to hire a sushi chef is their expertise. Sushi-making is a complex and delicate process that requires a lot of skill and experience.

A professional sushi chef knows how to select the best ingredients, how to prepare them, and how to present them in an attractive and appetizing way.

Chef Stelio knows as one of the best how to add Mozambican flavours to well-known sushi dishes to make it an even more exciting experience.


If you want to serve high-quality sushi at your event, hiring a sushi chef is the way to go. A professional chef will use the freshest and highest-quality ingredients and they will prepare the sushi with precision and care. This will ensure that your guests enjoy the best possible sushi experience. 

Chef Stelio guarantees the best ingredients will be used and he makes high-quality sushi at your location, which allows you to see a master creating his art right there in the comfort of your home. 


Another advantage of hiring a sushi chef is the ability to customize the sushi to your liking. A good sushi chef will work with you to create a menu that suits your preferences and dietary restrictions. They can also create unique and creative sushi dishes that will impress your guests.

Chef Stelio will take all your dietary requirements into account and he can create a tailor-made menu that suits the goal of your (private) dinner or (corporate) event. 


Sushi is not just about the taste, it's also about the presentation, just like Chef Stelio's sushi dishes. These are simply a piece of art. A professional sushi chef knows how to create beautiful and visually appealing sushi dishes that will impress your guests. They will use different colours, textures, and shapes to create a stunning sushi display.

sushi nigiri

How to Hire a Sushi Chef

If you're interested in hiring a sushi chef for your event, there are a few things you should consider. First, make sure to find a sushi chef who has experience and expertise in sushi-making. You can ask for recommendations from friends or search online for sushi catering companies.

Chef Stelio has been able to build his sushi catering business through word of mouth this way. People find him, because those who have hired him are very happy with his expertise and quality of his sushi as well as the way he presents it. Like one client mentioned: "I had the pleasure of experiencing Chef Stelio's private sushi chef service. From the moment  he arrived, I was greeted with warm hospitality and professionalism."

Second, make sure to discuss your budget and your expectations with the sushi chef. They should be able to provide you with a customized menu that fits your needs and your budget. You should also ask about their availability and their setup requirements.

Ask Chef Stelio what he can do for you and contact him via his bookings form. He'll be happy to give you a quote that fits your budget. 

"... I had the pleasure of experiencing Chef Stelio's private sushi chef service. From the moment I arrived, I was welcomed with warm hospitality and professionalism!"

Hiring a sushi chef is a great way to add a unique and delicious touch to your event. With their expertise, quality ingredients, and creative presentation, a sushi chef can create a sushi experience that your guests will never forget.

piri piri sushi

Sushi from Chef Stelio; a blend of Japanese Sushi Art and Mozambican Ingredients.

I, Chef Stelio, am honoured to be the pioneer of an in-home sushi catering service in Maputo, Mozambique. 


Would you like me to cater for you? Check my Services or go straight to my Bookings form and let's plan your next event!

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