What's happening at The Gohan Society
A January Meeting with Sakura Yagi by Alexis Agliano Sanborn On a walk through New York’s Japan Town in the East Village, you will stumble again and again upon restaurants of the TIC group (“Enjoy Japan Without the Airfare!”). Each specializing in something different (rice burgers, Japanese café culture coffee and eats, soba, teas…the list […]
Each month in our newsletter, we post an excerpt from Chef’s Choice: 22 Culinary Masters Tell How Japanese Food Culture Influenced Their Careers and Cuisine to introduce you to the featured chefs. This month we’re spotlighting Toni Robertson, Executive Chef at Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Singapore. Robertson graduated from the renowned Cooking ad Hospitality Institute of Chicago and […]
Mid-Winter at Bessou By Alexis Agliano Sanborn It was the night of the Winter Solstice, the darkest, longest night of the year. Yet, at times like these we celebrate the light, bright, and beautiful. There is one light that has shone this year for Gohan Society, and that is of Ms. Maiko Kyogoku, restaurateur. I […]
What's Happening at The gohan Society
On Friday, June 3, 2016, Chef David Bouley received the title of Japanese Cuisine Goodwill Ambassador at a conferment ceremony at the residence of Ambassador Reiichiro Takahashi, Consul General of Japan to New York. Considered to be one of New York’s finest chefs, Chef Bouley as long been an advocate of the use of Japanese ingredients in all types of cuisine. In 2011, he opened “brushstroke” with the TSUJI Culinary Institute, where the cuisine is designed to be an expression of “Ichi-go Ichi-e,” which means “once in a lifetime encounter.” Brushstroke focuses on the four seasons and traditions in a modern and highly unique presentation of kaiseki cuisine. Congratulations, Chef Bouley, on this well deserved award!
On May 7 members of The Gohan Society went on a foraging field trip with Tama Matsuoka Wong of Meadows and More. Organized by Gohan volunteer Alexis Agliano Sanborn, a group of twelve, including Tim and Nancy Cushman of O-Ya, joined Matsuoka Wong on her sprawling estate in New Jersey to learn about the foraging […]
In addition to sending chefs to Japan through The Gohan Society’s U.S.-Japan Culinary Chefs Scholarship Exchange Program, we also invite Japanese chefs to participate in an exchange with top-level restaurants in New York. Four chefs from Ishikawa Prefecture visited New York in early February and took part in four-day “internships” at Jean-Georges, Oceana, and Bouley. […]
The IRS has issued an advance ruling letter confirming that The Gohan Society is entitled to treatment as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Accordingly, all donations made to The Gohan Society are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.