LOS ANGELES, Calif. -

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own sushi?

A lucky group of food lovers learned from the Iron Chef himself this weekend.

You may recognize the star of Iron Chef and Iron Chef America as sushi extraordinaire Chef Morimoto.

Morimoto gave a live demonstration at the LA Food and Wine Festival.

An interesting fact about this chef:  his career wasn't always in the kitchen.

Morimoto was supposed to be drafted as a catcher in Japan's Major League Baseball when a shoulder injury ended his career.