A Common Threads Sushi Night to Remember
Common Threads hosted a philanthropic evening of sushi making in partnership with Miami law firm Bilzin Sumberg.
Longtime Common Threads team member Mimi Chacin led this special cooking class. Mimi has worked with Common Threads since the program’s inception in the Miami community nearly 10 years ago as a chef instructor. Her passion for cooking and teaching kids and families evolved from growing up abroad, where cooking from scratch was an everyday affair. She’s since dedicated her professional life to her passions working as a restaurant kitchen cook to starting her own business dedicated to teaching kids how to cook.
The event went off without a hitch, the room and mood was set and the ingredients were prepped and ready. Everyone enjoyed tasty Japanese themed appetizers and drinks, such as dumplings and spring rolls with sake, wine and infused water; all while being greeted by the Miami Board Chair, Geoff Tully. Once the time had come to roll out the sushi, the associates first observed a demonstration on how to make sushi rolls from Chacin, and then it was their turn to give it a try.
Everyone in the room demonstrated their creativity by making their individual sushi rolls, from California rolls to spicy tuna rolls and what we like to call a “My Roll” where you design sushi your way. Every delectable meal closes with dessert, and this evening was no different. Guests enjoyed a sweet mochi ice cream treat.
Events like this are a staple for Common Threads in the Miami community and throughout the Common Threads organization nationwide. They allow the organization to fundraise and also cultivate new supporters and potential donors, all while increasing the organization’s brand awareness.
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