Simon has been involved with the world of sushi since having first tried it in France in 1996. Being involved with the food industry since leaving university, Simon decided to open a sushi production kitchen in Leeds in 2004 followed by a chain of sushi and noodle shops.
Initially being trained by a master Japanese sushi chef, Simon has worked hard to promote his own kind of innovative, understandable and easily accessible sushi. He is determined to change people’s perception of sushi and is delighted to now join the team at The Cordon Vert Cookery School to show how creative and tasty vegetarian sushi can be.
Specialising in events and training, Simon works with leading caterers and hotels using local ingredients wherever possible to widen the appeal of this underestimated and underexposed style of food preparation. Simon is also a firm believer in training a new generation of chefs and is very active within many regional catering colleges to help students see the potential of sushi as a key component of modern catering.