Kikkoman Masters 2018

Kikkoman Masters 2018 is closed for entries

Entries for the 2018 Kikkoman Masters are now closed and the 10 finalsts are announced. The Kikkoman Masters is a fantastic opportunity for professional chefs to showcase their talents and win the prize of a lifetime, a trip to Japan!

This prestigious competition will see 10 finalists invited to participate in a live cook-off for a host of distinguished judges at the Restaurant Show on Monday 1st October.

Each finalist will have just 90 minutes to produce two creative and delicious courses utilising Kikkoman Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce. Have you got what it takes to become the Kikkoman Masters Champion?

Contestants of the 2017 Kikkoman Masters Contestants of the 2017 Kikkoman Masters

The 2018 Kikkoman Masters Finalists

The finalists that will be taking part in the live cook off for the 2018 Kikkoman Masters are:

  • Dan Graham, Chef Patron, 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

The Challenge

Competitors are required to produce a creative 2 course lunch menu for 4 within 90 minutes. Please take note of the following:

  • A starter and main course is required where Kikkoman is used creatively within the dish.
  • One course must use fish and the other must use meat.
  • Kikkoman Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce must be an integral part of the recipe.

Competitors should pay close attention to:

  • Skills - strong focus for the judges
  • Creative use of Kikkoman Soy Sauce
  • Taste and flavour
  • Seasonality
  • Balance within the 2 courses
  • Excessive wastage

Entry Timings

2018 Kikkoman Masters
Closing date for entries29th June 2018
Announcement of finalists3rd August 2018
Grand final cook off1st October 2018
Itinerary for the live final
Access to Kitchen1pm
Competition begins2pm
Competition ends3.30pm
Winner announced4pm

2017 Winner

The 2017 Kikkoman Masters winner was Gabriel Rehisan from Gidleigh Park. Watch how the 2017 live cook off panned out below.

" I’ve really enjoyed taking part in the Kikkoman Masters 2017 competition and to be chosen as the winner was brilliant. I knew the competition was going to be tough, but I was really thrilled to have won. A trip to Japan is a great prize and I can’t wait to experience the wonderful Japanese culture and cuisine. " Gabriel Rechisan

Entries for the 2018 Kikkoman Masters are now closed

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