Kikkoman Masters 2019 Winner

Stefan Sewell is our new Kikkoman Masters champion

Stefan Sewell with the judges Adam Handling, David Mulcahy, Mark Edwards, Brian Turner, Bing-yu Lee, Simon Hulstone, Fergus Wilford, Pip Lacey

We often say how chefs love to experiment with their favourite soy sauce, Kikkoman. That’s why every year we run a special chef’s competition, the Kikkoman Masters. Chefs from across the country enter and we’re always blown away by the amount of creativity with Kikkoman Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce. This year’s Kikkoman Masters was no exception. It was held on Monday, 30th September with 10 finalists vying to win the coveted prize of a 7-day trip to Japan and be crowned Kikkoman Masters Champion.We’re delighted to announce the winner as Stefan Sewell who is Team Captain (Head Chef) of the Combined Service Culinary Arts Team.

Stefan’s winning dishes consisted of a mouth-watering starter consisting Squash, Fermented Black Bean & Fennel. This was followed by an equally divine main course of Beef, Carrot & Kohlrabi.

Kikkoman Masters 2019 winning starter
Kikkoman Masters 2019 Winning main dish

Brian Turner, CBE, competition compere and judge raved about Stefan's dishes. He said they looked and tasted fantastic and Stefan was indeed a worthy winner.

Stefan, originally from Suffolk, joined the RAF in 2009, where he was offered the opportunity to train as a chef. His service to date has seen him take part in military tours while continuing his training and development as a chef. He is now Team Captain of the Combined Service Culinary Arts Team (CSCAT), leading a kitchen brigade of 30 chefs featuring the very best from the RAF, Army and Navy.

Well done Stefan! And well done to all the finalists who put up some stiff competition.It was a great day and we look forward to the Kikkoman Masters 2020.

Kikkoman 2019 winner Stefan Sewell

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