Result of London Qualifying Tournament

Qualifying Tournament started from London on 16th September 2017 at Waitrose Cookery School Finchley Road and 9 chefs competed for their technical expertise and passion for Japanese food.


The first section was cooking technique (basic knife skills) test for 30 minutes.

From one 15cm long daikon radish, contestants had to make Daikon katsura muki (30cm), Daikon ken (for roughly three people), Daikon wagiri, shikishi giri and tanzaku giri. They got nervous and their hands were shaking.


The second section was cooking their original recipe of “Suimono”(for five people) in 90minutes, which they have submitted for the application screening. We could see several ways of making dashi.


And the winner is …

1st place: Daniele Codini [Italy] – French Covent Garden

Congratulations to Daniele!!!

For the 2nd and 3rd place were

2nd place: Jon Sho Windram [UK] – Umu Restaurant
3rd place: Zsolt Kurkó [Hungary] – Sushi Sei Restaurant

Daniele grasped the chance to the Final in Tokyo! Please give him a round of applause.

Thank you all for being a part of the London Qualifying Tournament. We encourage all the competitors who did not qualify this time, to come back and take the challenge again.


Please also enjoy a digest movie of London Qualifying Tournament.

Posted Date:27/09/2017