Corporate Catering: Types of Sushi You Need to Know

In a Reader’s Digest list of America’s Favorite 50 foods, the California roll made it to #12. Spicy tuna, shrimp tempura, and salmon avocado rolls were also on this list. This isn’t surprising as sushi is one of the most popular foods in America. 

This is why sushi can be a great choice for corporate catering. Yes, some guests don’t want raw fish. However, there are also plenty of vegetable sushi options. 

You may not have known this if you didn’t know much about sushi. Read the sushi guide below so you can satisfy everyone’s tastes. 


This type of sushi is a block of rice with a topping placed on it. Usually, this topping is a type of fish or shellfish. This is great if people just want to appreciate the taste of fish. 

The fish in Nigiri can be raw or cooked. If you hire sushi event catering, consider having both raw and cooked Nigiri options. Write labels so it’s easier for people to choose. 


These are the round, seaweed-wrapped rolls that most people think of when they think of sushi. The filling is in the middle and the rice surrounds it. The seaweed (called nori) wraps around the rice. 

At an event, a private sushi chef will lay seaweed on a rolling mat first. Then they will lay the rice and filling down. Once that is ready, the chef will roll the bamboo matt up and press all the ingredients together. 

Once the sushi roll is all packed together, the sushi chef will remove the roll from the mat. Then they will slice the roll into disks. This is what they will serve. 


Urumaki rolls are like maki rolls, but the seaweed and rice switch places. You may often also find other ingredients outside of the rice as well. Case in point, the salmon avocado roll mentioned in the article has salmon wrapped around the outside. 

You can also find uramaki rolls that have stacks of toppings. Such sushi rolls often sit vertically on a plate with the toppings on top. These toppings can be fish, spices, sauces, vegetables, and more. 


Temaki is a type of sushi that resembles a wrap more than a typical sushi roll. Chefs take a sheet of seaweed, put the ingredients on it, and wrap it all up into a cone shape. They don’t cut this sushi roll up into disks before serving it. 

No one quite knows how this sushi style came about. Some believe a modern chef invented it. Others believe the style is over 100 years old. Whatever the case, it’s a great sushi type to eat with your fingers and not get your hands dirty. 

Try Sushi Corporate Catering 

As you can see, there is a wide variety of sushi types. If you decide on sushi corporate catering, you’re sure to find choices that match everyone’s tastes. 

Do you need sushi catering for private events, corporate events, weddings, bar mitzvahs, or others? If so, consider hiring us. Our highly experienced chefs perform sushi catering in several California cities. 

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