FRENCH SUSHI CHAMPIONSHIP

The French Sushi Championship - Master's events!​

Created on the initiative of the professional magazine France Sushi, the French Sushi Championship aims to promote the art of sushi in France. This fourth edition will bring together the best specialists in Japanese gastronomy who will compete in front of a jury of professionals chaired by Eric TICANA - European ambassador of the Sushi World Championship - as well as by MOF (meilleur ouvrier de France, best worker in france) fishmongers, sushi Masters, French and Japanese chefs.​

The best Sushi Masters in France will compete in 5 challenges: the "Cutting" challenge, the "Vegetal" challenge, the "Signature" challenge but also the classic "Edomae" challenge and the "Freestyle" challenge calling on the creativity of the participants. The challenge is to respect the ancestral and artisanal art of Japanese sushi, while at the same time adding a personal touch that will make all the difference!​

​This competition represents a real recognition for the winner who will be France's new ambassador to the World Sushi Championship in Tokyo!​

2021 contestants

1.       Alexis Luong, Castries

2.       Jérémi Seguda, Chamonix

3.       Christos Martzoukos, Paris

2021 contestants

Michaël PANKAR

Sébastien ROLAND

Naipeng WANG

Christos MARTIZOUKOS

Jeremy SEGUDA

Alexis LUONG

Marc LOIZEAU

Steeve PARICHE

Jérome DEZORDI

The main phases of the competition

Event schedule

08:00am: welcoming speech

09:30am-10:15am: preparation round

10:30am-11:00am: vegetable round

11:10am-11:40am: signature round

11:45am-12:45pm: deliberations

12.45pm: announcement of semi-finalists

1:00pm-01:40pm: Edomae round

2:15pm: announcement of the finalists (3 people)

2:30pm-3:10pm: Freestyle round

3:15pm: deliberations

4:00pm: prize-giving ceremony

Details of the rounds

Preparation round: 

Each candidate will have 15 minutes to prepare a salmon fillet and cut ten slices of fish to prepare nigiri. The remaining filleted fish must be presented on a plate and the bones kept in a separate container.

 

Vegetable round:

Candidates will have 8 minutes to prepare 1 plate of 10 pieces (nigiri or maki) 100% vegetable. The use of a non-vegetable product will be sanctioned with a penalty of points. Bonus points will be awarded for making a sasagiri.

 

Signature round:

Candidates will have 8 minutes to prepare 1 plate of 10 identical pieces of their choice (nigiri or maki or uramaki). They may use any products they wish.

Edomae round:

The Edomae sushi must be served on a dish of your choice. It must be composed of :

- 20 pieces of nigiri

- 1 Kazari sushi (decorative sushi)

- 12 pieces of maki

- 6 pieces of Kazari maki (decorative maki)

- 1 assagiri (cutting of a bamboo leaf)

 

Freestyle round:

The Freestyle plate must be set on a dish of your choice. It must be composed of :

- 20 pieces of nigiri

- 1 Kazari sushi (decorative sushi)

- 12 pieces of maki

- 6 pieces of Kazari maki (decorative maki)

- 1 assagiri (bamboo leaf cut)

Jury 2021

President of the Jury

Eric Ticana

Honorary President

Hirotoshi Ogawa

Jury

Arnaud Van Hamme, MOF

Alon Than, World sushi champion

Wagner Spadaccio, Vice World Sushi Champion

Vladimir Pak, World Sushi Champion & 1* michelin

Romain Leboeuf, MOF

Anthony Nguyen, Chef

Emanuele Bombardier, Sushi Chef at the Royal Monceau

A look back at the previous editions

FRENCH SUSHI WINNERS

Emanuele BOMBARDIER

French Sushi Champion 2019

Yann ROUSSELOT

French Sushi Champion 2018

Wagner SPADACIO

French Sushi Champion 2017