Tast of Japan

Washoku World challenge
  • Washoku World Challenge

    The Washoku World Challenge, which marked its seventh anniversary in 2019, is a Japanese cuisine contest organized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan for non-Japanese chefs who are passionate about Japanese cuisine and have worked hard to hone their related 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]