The paper screening stage was hosted by Kinobu, a traditional Japanese restaurant in Kyoto, with three judges conducting a comprehensive review of both the contestants' knowledge and skills, as well as their passion and attitudes toward Japanese cuisine.
Judges for paper screening
- Deputy Head Judge (pictured center)
Mr. Masahiro NAKATA, Director of Taiwa Gakuen Education Inc.,
President of Kyoto Culinary Art College
- Judge (pictured right)
Mr. Takuji TAKAHASHI, CEO of the Kinobu restaurant in Kyoto,
Japanese Cuisine Goodwill Ambassador
- Judge (pictured left)
Mr. Hideaki Matsuo, Owner and Chef of Japanese Cuisine “Kashiwaya” in Osaka, Japanese Cuisine Goodwill Ambassador
The judges’ comments and results for the paper screening stage are featured in the video detailed below.
Watch the passionate works of the following 15 contestants centered on the theme of "My Japanese Cuisine."
Please refer to the contest website for more details.https://www.washoku-worldchallenge.jp/2020/en/
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