Kikkoman Masters 2019

Kikkoman Masters 2018 Finalists Kikkoman Masters 2018 Finalists

Enter the 2019 Kikkoman Masters to win a trip to Japan

The illustrious Kikkoman Masters competition is now open for entries and we’re calling on professional chefs to take part.

All entrants are required to devise two stunning courses using Kikkoman Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce. Successful entrants will be invited to the Kikkoman Masters final on Monday 30th September 2019 to cook their dishes for the esteemed judging panel. The Kikkoman Masters 2019 was launched by 2019 judge Adam Handling at a chef mentor day in March. Watch how the mentor day panned out and what Adam has to say about the Kikkoman Masters below.

Fergus Wilford - 2018 Winner Fergus Wilford - 2018 Winner

The Judges

The 2019 Kikkoman Masters judging panel:

  • Mark Edwards - Nobu London
  • Adam Handling – The Frog
  • Simon Hulstone – The Elephant
  • Pip Lacey – Hicce
  • Bing-yu Lee – Kikkoman
  • David Mulcahy – Craft Guild of Chefs
  • Brian Turner – CBE
  • Fergus Wilford – Gravetye Manor (2018 Winner)

Find out more about the 2019 judging panel in our meet the judges section.

Important Dates

Open for EntriesNow
Closing Date for Entries28th June 2019
Announcement of Finalists31st July 2019
Live Cook Off Final30th September 2019

Get a taste of the Kikkoman Masters - watch the 2018 final

Why take part?

Here's what 2018 winner Fergus Wilford says about the Kikkoman Masters

" I really enjoyed taking part in the Kikkoman Masters 2018. I knew the competition would be tough as all the chefs’ dishes were of a very high standard. I am so excited to experience the wonderful Japanese culture and cuisine. " Fergus Wilford, 2018 Winner
Fergus Wilford's Winning Starter Fergus Wilford's Winning Starter
Fergus Wilford's Winning Main Fergus Wilford's Winning Main


1st Prize: Kikkoman Masters 2019 Winner + a one-week trip to Japan

2nd Prize: Working stage at The Frog by Adam Handling + dinner for 2 at The Frog

3rd Prize: Sous Vide & Modernist training day, held by Chef Director Chris Holland (GBM) courtesy of Sous Vide Tools

What Next?

Download a 2019 Kikkoman Masters entry form by completing the form below and start devising your winning menu now.

Download a Masters Entry Form

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