Gabriel Rechisan wins the 2017 Kikkoman Masters

Chef Gabriel Rechisan has beaten off stiff competition from top UK chefs to be crowned Kikkoman Masters 2017 champion.

Gabriel, 31 from 2 Michelin starred Gidleigh Park had 90 minutes to create a starter and main course. The challenge was completed under the watchful eyes of the judges and spectators at The Restaurant Show, Olympia.

Congratulations Gabriel

The two runners up were Joseph Fallowfield, Sous Chef at Kota Restaurant and Fergus Wilford, Sous Chef at Cliveden House. Watch our video recap of the cook off final below.

The final 10

Following a short list, ten of the very best chefs will be invited to the Restaurant Show on Monday 2nd October to take part in a cook-off where one lucky contestant will be crowned Kikkoman Masters Champion 2017 and win a 7-day tour of Japan.

The 2017 Kikkoman Masters Finalists are:

  1. Matei Baran - Bannatyne Hotel Darlington
  2. Jack Bradley - Temple Sowerby House Hotel
  3. Joseph Fallowfield - Kota Restaurant
  4. John Grabecki - BNY Mellon
  5. Ollie Hay - Nomura
  6. David Hussey - Sodexo
  7. Scott Perkins - Pillars Restaurant
  8. Gabriel Rechisan - Gidleigh Park
  9. Stefan Sewell - RAF Wittering
  10. Fergus Wilford - Clivenden House

90 minutes

Finalists are required to devise two courses using Kikkoman Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce as an integral ingredient. They will have 90 minutes during the final to cook their dishes which must include meat or fish in either course.


Find out more about the 2017 Kikkoman Masters Finalists. We have exclusive Q&A's with this years finalists, to read more about them, simply click on the finalist in the list above.

Live cook off in 2016

To give you a glimpse into the Kikkoman masters, watch our video below of the live cook off in 2016 where Michael Wickham was crowned Kikkoman Masters 2016 winner

2016 Winner

If you’d like to hear just what the competition means to the winner and why you should enter this year, make sure you watch the video below where 2016 winner Michael Wickham talks about his win and why you should enter the 2017 Kikkoman Masters