Seira Furuya is the Winner for Japan in S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016
Following the regional final of S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 on 29 June, Seira Furuya has been named as the winner and will now go on to represent Japan at the Grand Final in Milan in October with her winning signature dish: The Four Seasons of Japan.
Facing off against nine other young semi-finalists from across the region at Le Cordon Bleu, Tokyo, the young chef from Gakusi Kaikan managed to secure her victory by convincing the local jury composed of renowned chefs Yoshihiro Narisawa from NARISAWA, Seiji Yamamoto from Nihonryori RyuGin and Luca Fantin from Il Ristorante Luca Fantin that her signature dish excelled in the qualities required under the 'Golden Rules'.
Furuya's The Four Seasons of Japan (photo below) won the competition based on the principles of message, beauty, ingredients, skills and genius.
Speaking about her win, a delighted Furuya commented: “I’m thrilled to represent Japan in Milan, I still cannot believe it. I will do my best to honour my country. The Grand Finale in October will be a great opportunity to meet and compete against other young chefs from all over the world. It will be also a precious occasion to exchange views with them, not just a challenge. After the final I will certainly come back home enriched and inspired”.
Yoshihiro Narisawa will mentor Furuya in the months ahead helping her to perfect her technique and signature dish in preparation for the ultimate challenge at the Grand Final in October, where she will compete against 19 other contestants in front of the 'Seven Sages' (seven top international chefs).