Result of New York Qualifying Tournament

New York Qualifying Tournament was held on 30th October 2017 at Institute of Culinary Education and 6 chefs competed for their technical expertise and passion for Japanese food.

The first section was cooking technique (basic knife skills) test for 30 minutes and the second section was cooking their original recipe of “Suimono”(for five people) in 90minutes, which they have submitted for the application screening.


Strict check by judges.


And the winner is …

1st place: David Israelow [USA] – Hawthorne Valley Farm

Congratulations to David !!!

For the 2nd and 3rd place were

2nd place: Miles Odell [USA] – Self-employed private chef
3rd place: Jordan Burella [Canada] – Zen Japanese Restaurant

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

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

Posted Date:08/11/2017