USA, 14-17 May

Place: Kendall College ( Map )

As part of the upcoming Global Sushi Challenge, the Norwegian Seafood Council along with the World Sushi Skills Institute is thrilled to present the US preliminary competition on May 17th from 12-4 PM at Kendall College in Chicago, IL.

During the US preliminary, the chefs will compete in both an Edomae competition and creative sushi competition, which will be judged by the World Sushi Skills Institute and three local judges. There will be 9 contestants from the US and Canada:

  • Sang Hyun Lee – Oliveira’s Restaurant, Everett, MA
  • Brent Koshu – Sushi Koshu, Diamond Bar, CA
  • Naoki Nakashima – Shaw’s Crab House, Chicago, IL
  • Enkhbileg “Billy” Tserenbat – Sushi Fix, Wayzata, MN
  • Jorge Dionicio – O Ya Restaurant, New York, NY
  • Bernie Martinez – Makoto Japanese Restaurant, Eugene, OR
  • Desmond Yu Wai Chow – Taunton, MA
  • Takuya Matsuda – Kamei Royale Japanese Restaurant, Staples, Vancouver B.C.
  • Takatoshi Toshi – Sushi Ran, Sausalito, CA

Global Sushi Challenge 2015 US Challenger receives:

  • The title of Country Challenger, Global Sushi Challenge
  • $1,000 cash prize
  • A trip to the global final in Tokyo, with travel costs covered including 3-night hotel stay and 3 meals a day
  • A state of the art sushi knife from Korin