World Sushi Cup® Japan 2022 took place at Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market Toyosu Market on Friday, January 20th and Saturday, January 21st. World Sushi Cup® Japan welcomes non-Japanese Sushi chefs to demonstrate their highly skilled food sanitation management and cooking techniques for the chance to be crowned the world’s top Sushi chef. In 2022, World Sushi Cup® Japan celebrated its 10th anniversary with 19 contestants from 12 countries.
The Edo-mae Sushi Open Competition on the 20th was divided into three sessions, Shikomi (preparation), Otsukuri (raw-fish), and Nigiri (hand-pressed) to evaluate each contestant’s basic cooking procedures and techniques. Of the 19 contestants competing on the first day, 15 were chosen to advance to the Creative Sushi Open Competition on the next day, and they competed for the title of world's best.
No.1 Richard Tomáš Nationality: Czech Republic Affiliation: Yamato Restaurant (Czech Republic)
(1st place in the Edo-mae Sushi Open Competition, 1st place in the Creative Sushi Open Competition, Company Award <Aoki-Hamono Seisakusho Co., Ltd. Award>)
From left, Richard Tomáš, Edo-mae Sushi, and Creative Sushi
No.2 Pankar Michaël Nationality: French Republic Affiliation: Michaël Pankar - Chef & Consultant (French Republic)
(2nd place in the Edo-mae Sushi Open Competition, 3rd place in the Creative Sushi Open Competition)
From left, Pankar Michaël, Edo-mae Sushi, and Creative Sushi
No.3 Marie Seguin Nationality: French Republic Affiliation: Sushi Péyi (French Republic)
From left, Marie Seguin, Edo-mae Sushi, and Creative Sushi
KAZATO Masayoshi: Chairman of World Sushi Skills Institute, Japanese Cuisine Goodwill Ambassador
OGAWA Hirotoshi: Director of World Sushi Skills Institute, Japanese Cuisine Goodwill Ambassador
YAMAZAKI Gentaro: World Sushi Skills Institute
KOUGA Shinichi: Vice-Chairman of the Shizuoka Prefectural Sushi Merchants’ Health and Lifestyle Association
YAGUCHI Kohei: President of the Daiichi Suisan Co., Ltd.
YAMAZAKI Yasuhiro: Vice-Chairman of the Wholesales Co-operative of Tokyo Fish Market, President of Yamaharu Ltd.
HASEGAWA Toshikazu: President of Hasegawa Corporation
TSUCHIBE Mitsuru: Manager of Marketing and Legitimacy Planning Section International Marketing Department, Yamasa Corporation
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Tokyo Sushi Association
World Sushi Skills Institute
Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market Toyosu Market
Aikyu Co., Ltd./ Aoki-Hamono Seisakusho Co., Ltd./ Otsuka Chemical Industrial Co., Ltd./ Okamoto Industries, Inc./ Kewpie Jyozo Co., Ltd./ Kawasumi Kazari Makisushi Association/ KINJIRUSHI Sales Co., Ltd./ Saitama Sushi Association/ Shizuoka Sushi Association/ Chiba Sushi Association/ Takomachi, Chiba Prefecture/ Naniwa Abrasive Mfg. Co., Ltd./ Japan Uzumaki Association/ Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC)/ Hasegawa Corporation/ Banjo Foods Co., Ltd./ Mizkan Holdings Co., Ltd./ Yamasa Corporation (By the Japanese syllabary order)
Check the official website of the WORLD SUSHI CUP® JAPAN 2022 for details.