kikkoman masters 2018

Global brand leader in soy sauce has announced ten finalists in its highly regarded Kikkoman Masters Chefs Competition. The ten finalists will go on to compete for the coveted title and win a seven-day trip to Japan.

Entrants are required to devise a two-course menu using Kikkoman Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce as integral to the dish.

Chair of judges, David Mulcahy said “Each year the standard of entries gets better and better and this year was no exception. We have seen an increase in many unusual ingredients and the final 10 chefs have produced some inspirational dishes.”

Bing-yu Lee, Kikkoman UK Manager said “We were delighted with the response from chefs this year. In addition to the high standard of entries it’s clear that chefs are thinking very carefully about their dishes and paying attention to the fine detail. This year we’ve seen a big increase in the number of Oriental influenced dishes.”

The final of this prestigious catering competition will take place at the Restaurant Show on Monday 1 October. All the above judges will be there to watch the finalists recreate their starter and main course and select a worthy winner. The finalists will have just 90 minutes to create their dishes using meat or fish in either course.

The final ten are as follows:

Dan Graham, Chef Paton, At the Dinner Party by Dan Graham
Liam Grime, Cple Chef CSCAT Team Captain, RAF Benson
Andrew Kojima, Executive Chef, Koj Restaurants
Aaron Latham, Executive Chef, De Montford University
Robbie Lorraine, Executive Chef, Grazing
Sam Nash, Junior Sous Chef, L’Enclume
Ronnel Nulud, Hospitality Head Chef, Unilever (Sodexo)
Terry O’Riordan, Executive Chef, Compass
Lily Stock, Apprentice Chef, Boodles
Fergus Wilford, Cliveden House

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The Judges: 

     Brian Turner       Adam Handling       Simon Hulstone       Selin Kiazim