Gekkeikan Masters Cooking Competition


Master sake brewers Gekkeikan and Japan Centre have come together to host an exciting cooking competition, with the champion awarded an exclusive trip to Japan and hands on training at the Gekkeikan brewery in Kyoto. Have you got the culinary know-how to be a Geikkeikan master?

*Click Here To Enter*

Rules of entry

All entrants must submit two recipes; one savoury dish and one sweet dish, both of which must be non-Japanese and an original recipe.

Gekkeikan sake must be the integral part of the recipes.  

The dishes will be judged upon:

1)  Taste, flavour and texture

2)  Presentation

3)  Presence of aroma and/or flavour of sake

Entry is open to all chefs and experienced home cooks. Recipes must use metric measurements and fit the description of ‘dinner for two.’ Applicant must be 18 or over as of 1 October 2015.  

Six shortlisted finalists will be selected by Japan Centre.

Closing date for entrants will be scheduled on:
Sunday 6 December 2015

The final Cook Off will take place on Sunday 24 January 2016 at ICHIRYU, 84 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1HB .  All finalists must be available to attend on this date.


1st  Prize:
One week trip to Kyoto, Japan (return flight & hotel) including 2 day training at Gekkeikan Sake Brewery School, Fushimi, Kyoto in February 2016

2nd Prize:
2 day Certified Sake Sommelier Course at Sake Sommelier Academy

3rd Prize:
Case of Gekkeikan 2015 Gold Medal Sake with special Horin Riedel Glass Set

Gekkeikan Prize:
Signature Dinner for 2 at SHORYU designed by Chef Kanji Furukawa, paring with selection of Gekkeikan Sake


Judging Panel on Sunday 24 January 2016:

Toshihiko Sakaguchi,  Director General, JETRO London

Rie Yoshitake,  Sake Consultant, Sake Samurai

Anna Greenhous,  Sake Journalist, Harpers

Yukimasa Noda,  GM, Gekkeikan Sake Company

Kanji Furukawa,  Chief Executive Chef, SHORYU & ICHIRYU 

*Gekkeikan Masters Cooking Competition reserves the rights to amend or cancel the competition and substitute prizes of equal or greater value at any time.