Washoku World challenge
  • Washoku World Challenge
    This 7th annual Washoku World Challenge is a MAFF-hosted Japanese cuisine contest targeting foreign chefs deeply interested in Japanese cuisine and who make efforts every day to improve their skills and knowledge.
    We showcase the winners of the 5th and 6th annual contest on this website.

6th Competition

  • ThemeUMAMI / IRODORI
  • Number of participants65people
1位 YOO Sung Yeub
NameYOO Sung Yeub
National(Country・Region)Korea
AffiliationKOJIMA(Korea)[2019]
2位 Christopher Brian Massad
NameZHAO Zong
National(Country・Region)China
AffiliationSUN with AQUA Japanese Dining(China)[2019]
3位 Washoku World challenge
NameTAWATCHAI Buatong
National(Country・Region)Thailand
AffiliationNippon-Tei Inter Co.,Ltd(Thailand)[2019]

5th Competition

  • ThemeUMAMI
  • Number of participants82people
1位 David Israelow
NameDavid Israelow
National(Country・Region)United States
AffiliationPrivate chef(Japan&United States)[2019]
2位 Christopher Brian Massad
NameChristopher Brian Massad
National(Country・Region)United States
AffiliationAkiko’s restaurant(United States)[2019]
3位 Daniele Codini氏
NameDaniele Codini
National(Country・Region)Italy
AffiliationVilla Djunah(France)[2019]