"Making sushi is incredibly hard to do with gloves on. No. 1, the rice is so sticky, the rice would stick to the gloves undoubtedly. Plus you lose that sense of feel, which is everything in sushi making. You have to know exactly the right pressure to put on ingredients."
— Chef Niki Nakayama in a Los Angeles Times article about a California law requiring food-service employees to wear gloves when handling food. The law also applies to bartenders who touch ice and garnishes when making a drink.