My name is Davy Devaux, I taught myself how to make sushi because I enjoyed eating sushi, I did it as a hobby mostly for special occasions like New Year’s dinner or parties with friends …etc. my friends kept telling me that my sushi was the best they had ever tried… and that I should open a restaurant of my own (maybe someday).
Anyway how this all started, at one point I had two main hobbies building websites and cooking sushi, I tried converting these both in to my day job, but I was taking them in different directions, on the websites front I started making very bad quality websites I had about 26 different domains across a variety of different niches they were all doing poorly. On the sushi front, I started a local sushi delivery service in Marbella (Spain) where I would make the sushi every morning and bring it to local restaurants that would then sell it on… this little business was picking up and I was making a lot of sushi every morning. I did not much enjoy the factory line setup of having to do the same thing over and over again every day, I guess a lot of line cook probably feel the same way. And so, after a many months, I decided to stop doing it because I much preferred the excitement of creating new never seen before dishes.
The only problem was, there was nowhere for me to create my one off recipes. So I decided to carry on making sushi for myself and set up a blog “makesushi.org” to in a way record my achievements, after all unlike art sushi is eaten end so forgotten if no one bothers to take a picture of something…
At this point the blog only contained recipes with pictures, no videos. I had never been in front of a camera for long and so like most people I was camera shy, it wasn’t till a friend from school offered to make a video with me at her house that I had even considered making recipe videos, she invited another friend and we made some videos, we shot two videos in total that night, I would show the girls how to make it and then they would perform in front of the camera. These early videos were very bad quality, I honestly had no idea about filming videos or video editing…. (You can check them out here video1 and video2)
After those first videos I worked up the courage to step in front of the camera and so my YouTube channel had officially begun. Shortly after my sushi blog which to this point was just a hobby started getting more views than all of my other websites combined! At that point I decided to refocus my attention on one thing, and luckily for me that one thing ended up being a combination of both my hobbies.