Local Chef Aims To Set Sushi World Record At San Diego Sushi Festival This October 26-28 | Save On Passes & Enter To Win Tickets

October 18, 2019

This October 26-28, renowned San Diego sushi chef Jeff Roberto of Sushi On A Roll will attempt to set a world record in San Diego for the most sushi pieces made in the span of 48 hours, culminating in the San Diego Sushi Festival on October 27, from 2-10pm, at The Dana on Mission Bay. We are raffling off 2 VIP tickets to the Sunday event, as well as offering promo code SDVILLE for $25 savings per ticket!

Sushi Chef Jeff Roberto and his chef friends from the sushi industry will be attempting to make 100,000 sushi pieces at The Dana on Mission Bay in San Diego, and the record-setting sushi will be available for consumption during all-you-can-eat festival events on Sunday, October 27, from 2-10pm, and Monday, October 28, from 2-8pm. Participating chefs working to reach the record include Chef Eric Manuel from Firefly at The Dana, Chef Christine Rivera of Galaxy Taco, Chef Keoni Simmons and Chef Cheryl Cruz of Jamul Casino, Chef Riko Bartolome, and Chef Christine Garingo and Chef David Yee from Sushi on a Roll. Featured fish will be fresh from local partners and VIP products will be delivered from the world-famous Tsukiji Fish Market in Japan. The record submission was sent to Guinness World Records and will follow their standardized rules of documentation during the span of the 48 hours. According to the website, no such record has been documented to date.

"I’ve been in the sushi industry for over two decades and have been fortunate to help it grow in the beginning until this point," explained Sushi Chef Jeff Roberto. "It’s been a dream of mine for awhile to do something this big and crazy for our community."

Tickets to the San Diego Sushi Festival are available online. Sunday's VIP all-you-can-eat Sushi Festival are $125, and passes for Monday's event are $100, but promo code SDVILLE saves $25 per ticket. Guests will enjoy an evening with panoramic views of San Diego Bay in the Dana open-air garden and live music. Extra food will be donated to Copia to feed communities in need, and event followers will be able to learn about Japanese culture through the art of sushi. Proceeds from the San Diego Sushi Festival will go to the Friends of Rollo nonprofit, a group dedicated to taking youth from all walks of life to learn about the importance of our oceans.

For more information about the San Diego Sushi Festival and to purchase tickets, visit sushifestsd.com.