One of the coolest parts about your first few weeks at DMC is the welcome party. Each new hire has the opportunity to pick an event or activity to kick off their career at DMC and meet their new coworkers.
Elliot and I chose to host a sushi-making party in the Superior Kitchen in DMC’s newly renovated office space. The event was a fun learning experience for everyone, and I knew how to make something new and different by the end of the night! Chef Samantha DeMichael guided us through the process of rolling the sushi and gave us helpful tips on how to make our sushi rolls stay together.
More than 50 people signed up for the event, so we split into two groups. This allowed everyone to get one-on-one time with our sushi chef. The first group made sushi right away while the second group got to have drinks/socialize on the rooftop. Then we switched groups.
We placed our nori on the mats given to us by our sushi chef, filled them with the right ingredients, and rolled our way to a delicious dinner. It took a few tries to roll them correctly, and I will say my first one was not as beautiful as the sushi chef's roll. At least it tasted amazing! I felt like I could do it again on my own after getting this hands-on training.
I was happy to learn that making sushi isn’t as hard as I thought. It’s more of an art than a science. The experience made me appreciate the effort that’s required to make the sushi roll actually look pretty. It was a fun accomplishment for me to know that if I needed to, I could roll my own sushi! Plus, we learned about different traditional types of sushi and how to not overfill our rolls.
I got to see how the DMC team works together in a new setting. It was a cool way to learn more about people's personalities, and I was able to get a feel for how the employees work together.
In all, I thought the party was a pretty unique way to learn more about DMC. Bringing in a sushi chef to teach us and help everyone one-on-one is something I don’t expect from traditional organizations. In my previous jobs, welcome parties weren’t a thing for new employees, so having someone come around and personally show us how to make sushi was an exceptional experience in terms of new hire onboarding. It helped me understand DMC’s company culture. I felt welcomed by the team, and it was a great unique experience for me.
Now that I have worked here for a few months I can say that the fun didn’t stop there. From Friday happy hours to activity fund events, I have had a blast adventuring with my coworkers at DMC. I can’t wait to see what's next!
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