For the second year in a row, Tustin’s RA Sushi played host to Orange County’s own Anaheim Ducks, who rolled, sliced and diced to raise awareness for programs that produce positive change in families in Southern California. While it wasn’t your typical Iron Chef competition, the Sept. 13th event was full of fans and spirits were high all around. The competition was definitely fierce, and though these athletes are used to feeling the heat on the ice, it was the heat of the kitchen they weren’t prepared for.
Participating in this year’s “Get Your Anaheim Ducks in a Roll” Sushi-Rolling Contest were Corey Perry, Sheldon Brookbank, Troy Bodie and Ryan Getzlaf, who each created their own sushi rolls in hopes of gaining the title of “Top Chef.” Paired with a RA sushi chef, each player concocted original rolls, which were sampled by both guests and a panel of judges. Each roll was judged on creativity, ingredients, naming, presentation and taste and were available throughout the night for fans and diners.
Sheldon Brookbank’s “Bank” roll was named fan fave, but the “Bodie”licious roll came out on top with a combo of spicy tuna, shrimp tempura, avocado, jalapeno drizzled with poki sauce to earn the champion title of “Top Chef.” The “Bodie”licious roll will continue to be available at all RA Sushi locations and all proceeds from its sales will benefit the foundation. Working to provide educational opportunities, allowing children and families more access to the sport of hockey itself and addressing the community’s health and wellness programs, the foundation has been working closely with events like this to raise awareness and funds for families in need.