Washoku World Challenge The 5th Competition: CHALLENGE YOUR TALENT in TOKYO

About the Washoku World Challenge

 

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The Washoku World Challenge is a cooking contest in which Japanese cuisine chefs from all over the world compete in technical expertise and passion for Japanese food. The contest, the 5th of its kind, is organized by the country’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries for non-Japanese chefs.

 

To widen the door for chefs to share the love for Japanese cooking, this time we will be held qualifying tournaments in six cities worldwide (London, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Tokyo). Chefs who pass the qualifiers will be invited to the final tournament, to be held in Tokyo on February 13th and 14th, 2018.

 

Official Site: http://washoku-worldchallenge.jp/5th/en/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WashokuWorldChallenge/
Application form: https://www.research.net/r/G69TLWV

 

Contest theme is UMAMI, which is the source of the savoriness of Japanese cuisine. In Japan, the technique of extracting umami from kombu kelp and bonito flakes to create dashi broth was developed approximately 500 years ago. Japan has a long history of valuing dashi highly, and its umami has brought out the flavors of ingredients and played key roles in the creation of delectable dishes.

 

Application Outline

 

1. One SUIMONO
2. One FUCHIDAKA MORI

 

Application Process

 

1. Application document screening
2. Qualifying Tournaments in 6 cities worldwide
3. Final Tournament in Tokyo

 

Schedule

Deadline for
entry:

Notification of
application
screening
results:

Qualifying
tournament:

Venue:

London

*Deadline has
already passed

16 Sep

Waitrose
Cookery School
Finchley Road

New York,
Los Angeles

22 SepMid-OctNew York:
30 Oct
Institute of
Culinary
Education
Los Angeles:
2 Nov
Sushi Chef
Institute

Hong Kong,
Bangkok
and Tokyo

29 SepBangkok:
21 Nov
Kasetsart
University
Hong Kong:
6 Dec
Towngas
cooking centre
Tokyo:
22 Jan, 2018
CHU-BO!
SHIODOME

* Travel and hotel expenses for qualifying tournaments are to be paid for by the contestants.
* Travel and hotel expenses for the final tournament will be covered by the contest organizing committee.
* There is no participation fee.

 

 

 

 


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