College hosts third annual sushi-making competition

South Puget Sound Community College students had a chance to compete in the third annual sushi competition. Competitors made sushi blindfolded and were directed only by their team captains.

After the competition, free sushi from The Sushi House was provided for students.

The Campus Activities Board (CAB) sponsored the event in mid-April.

Three teams competed: Team Inari, Uni, and Tako. Team Inari took first place.

The first place team members won $15 gift certificates to The Sushi House; second and third place team members won $10 gift certificates to The Sushi House.

Each team had four members, three who made sushi and the team captain who directed them. CAB Promotions Coordinator Andrew Burlingame said he competed for his second time this year.

Burlingame said he enjoyed competing and making a mess, but the best part was eating sushi afterwards.

CAB Recreational and Intramural Coordinator Anne Van Wanrooij participated in both the competition and in serving sushi to students. She said she did not know what to expect with the competition since she had not made sushi before, but she said it was fun.

According to CAB International Events Advisor Mindy Steele, there were four teams that competed last year, as opposed to three this year. She said it seemed harder for students to participate this year due to the class schedule at the time of the competition.

Steele said more students participated in the free sushi after the competition this year as opposed to last year.

Steele said, “This event is a great way for international and American students to get to know one another.”