What is SushiFest?
It might be easer to explain SushiFest by pointing out what it is not. SushiFest is not for profit nor is it non-profit. There is no formal way to join SushiFest. There are no tickets. There is no corporate office in Hawaii.
A number of times a year a group of "friends" gets together at a climbing area somewhere the western US. It is coordinated by Nature. To join the fun and to indulge on the sushi delights Nature brings in one must simply contact him that you are interested and contribute to the food.
SushiFest always runs two nights - almost always on a Friday and a Saturday. The fish is brought in fresh from Hawaii. San Diego also supplies us with incredible Uni and a number of other products from the sea. Only fish that comes from a sustainable resource is offered at the sushi bar. Part of the goal of SushiFest is to make people more aware of how to select fish from sustainable resources.
SushiFest was inspired by a comment Jeff Lowe made. Nature was posting a whole bunch of sushi photographs on the supertopo.com climbing forum. Jeff noted this, a comment about having a sushi get together was posted, and the rest is making history.
Who is welcome at SushiFest?
Every one is welcome to attend SushiFest. Although most that do attend are climbers you don’t have to be to join up.