The Washoku World Challenge is a competition where cooks from around the world who work in Japanese restaurants compete to show the greatest passion and technique for Japanese Cuisine.
This Japanese Cuisine cooking contest is also sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and was held for the 6th time in 2019.
The 2019 qualifiers were held in five locations worldwide (Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Bangkok, and Osaka), and the six finalists were invited to the final competition held in Tokyo on January 29, 2019.
When applying online, you must submit one recipe and two photos of a selected exam dish, and if you pass, you may participate in one of the preliminary rounds held in other places worldwide. Winners of the preliminary rounds will be invited to the final competition in Tokyo. The travel and accommodation expenses for the 2019 final competition were paid for by the organizational committee.
The rules of eligibility are as follows.
・Must have more than two years of experience with Japanese Cuisine and must be a nationality other than Japanese (the current place of residence may be Japan or abroad)
・Must be able to participate in one of the preliminary rounds held at locations worldwide
・Past winners and participants may also participate
See the full details of Washoku World Challenge