A sushi maker kit having a frame member with first, second, third, fourth side walls and a ledge capturing portion is provided. The first, second, third and fourth side walls define an open region. The ledge capturing portion extends upwardly from the first, second, and third side walls proximate to a first end of the frame member. The sushi maker kit further includes an insert member having a plate portion and a keel portion. The keel portion is coupled to and extends from the plate portion in a first direction. The plate portion has a ledge portion at a first end thereof. The ledge portion is removably received in the ledge capturing portion such that the keel portion extends into the open region of the frame member when the insert member is in a first operational position relative to the frame member.