The Gohan Society

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New York Chefs Celebrate Japan

Our most successful benefit to date, New York Chefs Celebrate Japan, was held at Meredith’s exclusive 4th floor lounge on October 10, 2018. We were pleased to recognize two outstanding chefs for their contributions to promoting an understanding of culture and cuisine between Japan and the United States: Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern in New York City and Shin Takagi of the renowned Zeniya in Kanazawa, Japan. It was an honor to have Ambassador Yasuhisa Kawamura of Japan’s Mission to the United Nations present the chefs with the Washoku Ambassador Award.

(left to right) H.E. Ambassador Yasuhisa Kawamura, Chef Shin Takagi, The Gohan Society President Saori Kawano, and Chef Michael Anthony

(left to right) H.E. Ambassador Yasuhisa Kawamura, Chef Shin Takagi, The Gohan Society President Saori Kawano, and Chef Michael Anthony (Photo by Zhanyi Jiang)

LookEastJapan generously donated $30,000 of premium Wagyu beef to New York Chefs Celebrate Japan, and we also had donations of superb tuna (from Nick Sakagami “Afishonado”), excellent buri (by Tokyo Ichiban Foods), and other delicacies from Japan. It was a spectacular evening with the top chefs from almost 30 unrivaled restaurants in New York City!

Photos by Alan Blatt (@thechefsconnection) and Zhanyi Jiang

Many thanks to our outstanding participating restaurants and chefs:
Bouley at Home – Chef David Bouley
Contra/Wildair – Chef Jeremiah Stone and Chef Fabian Von Hauske
Daniel – Chef Daniel Boulud
Don Wagyu – Chef Corwin Kave
Forgione – Chef Marc Forgione
Gabriel Kreuther – Chef Gabriel Kreuther
Gramercy Tavern – Chef Michael Anthony
Jacques Torres – Chef Ken Goto
Lincoln Ristorante – Chef Shea Gallante and Chef Richard Capizzi
Look East Japan Wagyu – Chef Noriaki Numamoto
Marble – Chef Johnny Wooh
Morimoto – Chef Nate Horwitz
Nobu – Chef Ryo Hasegawa
Oceana – Chef Bill Telepan
Odo – Chef Hiroki Odo
Rock Center Cafe – Chef David Buico
Sakagura – Chef Kozo Morohashi
Shaun Hergatt – Chef Shaun Hergatt
Satsuki at Suzuki – Chef Toshio Suzuki
Suzuki – Chef Takashi Yamamoto
Tetsu – Chef David Rashty
Torishin – Chef Atsushi Kono
Totto Ramen – Chef Tomoya Sato
Uchu Kaiseki – Chef Samuel Clonts
Uchu Omakase – Chef Eiji Ichimura
Wokuni – Chef Kuni Yoshizawa
Worldwide-Soba, Inc. – Chef Shuichi Kotani
Zeniya (Kanazawa, Japan) – Chef Shin Takagi

Four shots Photos by Alan Blatt (@thechefsconnection) and Zhayni Jiang

Photo by Alan Blatt (@thechefsconnection)

Photo by Alan Batt (@thechefsconnection)

Photo by Alan Blatt (@thechefsconnection)

Photo by Alan Batt (@thechefsconnection)

Thanks also to our generous beverage donors:
Brooklyn Kura
Fukumitsuya
Hakkaisan
Ito En
Sake Suki
Sapporo USA
Skurnik Wines
Suntory
Wine of Japan

Photo by Zhanyi Jiang

Photo by Zhanyi Jiang

Photo by Zhanyi Jiang

Photo by Zhanyi Jiang

Photo by Zhanyi Jiang

Photo by Zhanyi Jiang

We are grateful for the support of our benefit sponsors, who made the event possible!

Gohan Inner Circle  $15,000
Ito En
Korin
LookEastN.Y.
Suisin Knife System
T.I.C. Restaurant Group

Shogun Platinum  $10,000
Kewpie
Miyazaki Co. Japan
David Robbins

Daimyo Gold  $7,500
Derek Feldman
Fukumitsuya

Samurai Silver  $5,000
Anonymous
Steven Hall
Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry/The Nippon Club
Danny Meyer
Hiroko Onoyama
Steve Reinstadtler
Susan Robbins
Michael Romano
Yamacoh Co. LTD
Yamato
Kenji Yoshikawa

Ninja Bronze  $3,000
Yukie Kinoshita
Charles Nordlander
Nils Noren
OPENSAUCE

We’d also like to thank all of our amazing guests who attended, filling Meredith’s exclusive 4th floor lounge! We hope you all enjoyed yourselves – and the amazing food! – as much as we did!

Photo by Zhanyi Jiang

Photo by Zhanyi Jiang

Photo by Zhanyi Jiang

Photo by Zhanyi Jiang

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