On April 17, 2017 El Dorado High School’s ROP culinary students welcomed Mikuni’s Co-Owner, Taro Arai, for a live sushi demonstration in the Foothill Grill. Arai presented his life story about finding the American Dream, in hopes to inspire others to follow their dreams. He explained that when his family’s business started 30 years ago, they went from having 30 customers a day to 1.8 million customers a year now and go through 52 tons of seafood every month. Arai credits the people of Sacramento for the success of his family business, so that is why their family does as many charitable events as they can. Chef Mike Inks, EDHS Culinary Arts Instructor, said “The presentation by Chef Taro was outstanding. The sushi demo captured the kids’ attention, and his life story inspired the young chefs to work hard and always stay committed to their craft.” Thank you Arai for sharing your inspirational story with our students and for everything that you have done for our community!
EDHS ROP culinary students and Chef Inks pose with Mikuni’s Co-Owner, Taro Arai