Join us in the fascinating world of culinary artistry as we continue our “Meet the Makers” series, turning the spotlight onto Jolita Puksmiene, the creative force behind Sushi-Mania!

Prepare for a journey through the delicate and delicious world of sushi, where passion meets precision, and every roll is crafted to perfection. Jolita’s expertise and dedication have elevated sushi craftsmanship in Cavan, creating a culinary experience that goes beyond taste—it’s a work of art.


Please give us your name and place of work.

Sushi-Mania Ltd. Jolita Puksmiene” 

Can you tell us a bit about yourself and how you got into food/drinks production?

“The idea of Sushi-Mania came in January 2021 to create unique and never seen Irish sushi on the market. We both, myself and Bas, had experience in retail and hospitality and wanted to realise our dream to work for ourselves and use all our experience into something unique and new. Our commitment, hard work, and passion helped us to be successful.”

Tell us about where you work in Cavan and your favourite thing about your job.

“Sushi-Mania Kitchen, Virginia, Co.Cavan/festivals/markets

Most exiting part of the job is meeting a lot of people, we always try to have a personal touch when it comes to customer service.”

What is your favourite product to make at work and why?

“When you love what you do, everything is your favourite.”

Tell us about your favourite local produce. And/ or, tell us about the best local produce that you work with.

“Our business idea is support local producers and we work with many of them. It would be hard to choose the best as all of them are amazing.  (Sean nua farm (micro herbs), Bogboy Booch, Mary Ellen’s Meadow, Thomas Doherty butcher, Thomas garden market, La Castille (olive oils and nuts), Corleggy cheese…)”

What is your favourite thing about being a part of the Created in Cavan Network?

“The favourite part would be that you can meet the producers in person, you can share your ideas together and realise them with support.”


We’re left in awe of the dedication, creativity, and meticulous craftsmanship that define Sushi-Mania. Jolita’s commitment to transforming sushi into a culinary masterpiece shines through every roll, creating an experience that transcends the ordinary.

We hope you enjoyed this behind-the-scenes glimpse into the world of one of Cavan’s culinary gems. Stay tuned for more Meet the Makers features, where we continue to celebrate the artisans shaping the unique flavours and stories of our beloved community


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