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

Wanted Washoku cooking challengers -For professional Japanese cooking chefs in the world

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TOKYO--()--About the Washoku World Challenge
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 like you to share your love for Japanese cooking, this time we will be holding qualifying tournaments in six cities worldwide (London, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Tokyo). The six chefs who pass the qualifiers will be invited to the final tournament, to be held in Tokyo on February 13th and 14th, 2018. This is an excellent opportunity for you to test your talent in washoku. Don’t miss it!

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

Contest Theme: UMAMI
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.

Click here for more on umami: http://www.tasteofjapan.jp/ingredient/umami/

Application Outline
1. One SUIMONO (with at least three ingredients) reflecting the UMAMI theme
2. One FUCHIDAKA MORI (with at least five dishes) reflecting the UMAMI theme

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

Application form: https://www.research.net/r/G69TLWV


    Deadline for entry:  

Notification of
screening results:

  qualifying tournament
London August 18th September 6th

London qualifying tournament:
September 16th

New York, Los Angeles,
Hong Kong, Bangkok
and Tokyo

  End of September   Mid of October  

US qualifying tournaments:
end of October
Asian qualifying tournaments:
beginning of December


* 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.


Washoku World Challenge Executive Committee
Miyajima/Takahashi, +81-90-5908-3480


Washoku World Challenge Executive Committee
Miyajima/Takahashi, +81-90-5908-3480