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Stefan Sewell Wins the 2019 Kikkoman Masters | The Tool Shed

Stefan Sewell Wins the 2019 Kikkoman Masters

A huge congratulations to Stefan Sewell who beat stiff competition to win the 2019 Kikkoman Masters competition supported by SousVideTools.com at The Restaurant Show on Monday 30th September. 

Stefan, currently the Team Captain of the Combined Services Culinary Arts Team was participating in his second Kikkoman Masters final and has won the once in a lifetime prize of a trip to Japan.

Stefan impressed the coveted judging panel with his 2 course menu of –

Starter – Squash, Fermented Black Bean & Fennel
Main – Beef, Carrot & Kohlrabi.

Congratulations also to the 2 runners up in the competition, who were –
2nd place – Scott Braithwaite – L’Enclume
3rd place – Enrique Diez Garcia de Olalla – The Frog by Adam Handling

As part of his 3rd prize, Enrique will spend the day with the SousVideTools culinary team in its state of the art development kitchen (Toolshed@W2) and will take part in a bespoke masterclass incorporating modernist cooking techniques aswell as using some of the most advanced culinary equipment available on the market.

This years judging panel comprised of:

·         Mark Edwards – Nobu London

·         Adam Handling – The Frog

·         Simon Hulstone – The Elephant

·         Pip Lacey – Hicce

·         Bing-yu Lee – Kikkoman

·         David Mulcahy – Craft Guild of Chefs

·         Brian Turner – CBE

·         Fergus Wilford – Gravetye Manor (2018 Winner)

To find out more about the 2019 judging panel visit the meet the judges.


Antony Ward, Brand Manager of SousVideTools commented, “This is the second year that we have supported this fantastic competition by way of offering all finalists the option to use our SousVide devices.  This year five of the ten finalists (Stefan Included) chose to cook with our brand new Ivide Plus SousVide Cooker which was fantastic. Cooking in a water bath can really accentuate and infuse the flavours in the Kikkoman sauces so it was a great combination for the finalists.”