Award Winning Chef Hosts Sushi Rolling Class to Benefit Local Nonprofit


On Tuesday, November 13, 5 Fusion and Sushi Executive Chef Joe Kim will be presenting two sushi rolling classes to benefit Deschutes Children’s Foundation.

The classes, taking place at 5 Fusion and Sushi in downtown Bend will provide a hands on lesson in which participants will get to eat what they roll. Tickets for the event are $50 per person.

This is an all-ages event, but for guests over 21, sake pairings, included in the ticket cost, will be available during each class. Guests will also go home with a sushi rolling mat, a rice paddle, and an instructional DVD.

All net proceeds from the event will benefit local nonprofit Deschutes Children’s Foundation. The funds raised will provide 27 nonprofit agencies, providing services to children and families, with rent-free office and classroom space at four nonprofit service centers across Deschutes County. This will impact over 21,000 Central Oregon children and families this year.

For tickets or for more information, please call Deschutes Children’s Foundation at 541-388-3101, or visit

About 5 Fusion and Executive Chef Joe Kim

Class instructor, Chef Joe Kim, kicked off his career at the Take Japanese Restaurant in Oakland, CA as the apprentice of Master Japanese Chef Toshio Togoshi. Joe then served as chef at Yoshino Sushi in Alameda under renowned chef Kazu Yamaguchi.  Most recently, Joe worked with Master Chef Tadashi Kirmura at Kyoto Restaurant and as chef at IKudon in San Francisco before joining 5 Fusion and Sushi Bar.

Chef Joe has built an environment at 5 Fusion that is filled with passion, creativity, and a true desire to push the limits of cuisine in Bend.  Under his direction, 5 Fusion was selected the 2012 Central Oregon Restaurant of the Year, and the 2012 Source Weekly Reader’s Choice Restaurant of the Year.  Additionally, Chef Joe won this year’s Central Oregon Top Chef competition at the annual “Bite of Bend” event.

About Deschutes Children’s Foundation

Deschutes Children’s Foundation manages and maintains four nonprofit service centers (called community campuses) in Bend, Redmond and La Pine, and donates the office and classroom space on the campuses to independent nonprofit and government agencies that directly serve children and families. This brings a collaborative mix of nonprofits together, makes it easier for children and families to access the services they need, and reduces the overhead costs for resident programs. This means more services are readily available to the children and families of Deschutes County. For more information on the non-profit’s many services or donation and volunteer opportunities, visit


About Author

Leave A Reply