With this the 4th edition of the Champchef Archive we have revisited many of our favorite long established destinations. These Mecca’s of culinary endeavor have for many decades been evocative of the very essence of the trials and triumphs encountered when national teams have strived for preeminence in contest with their peers….Now, let us travel forward and our focus changes to The Arab Emirates where just a few months ago teams from 19 nations competed in Dubai. In overview we have the opportunity to review the inherent aspects of the past and the present, each displaying and promoting the varied and fascinating tables of the world.
In the pantheon of culinary competitions the 1972 Japan National Team is a rarity standing alongside storied icons who’s names we recall with reverence: the late Dr Roger Banister and Sir Edmund Hillary. Most certainly since 1953 Mount Everest has be conquered by many adventurous climbers and multitudes have now run the mile under 4 minutes. However the two victors who first accomplished these feats will stand as the immortals in their field of athletic and sporting endeavor.
Since the inception of the German Culinary Championships which became the Culinary Olympics in the early years of the last century the Champions Crown had never left Europe that is until 1972.
During that memorable week in Frankfurt the Japanese Team led by Bunjiro Saito and spurred by the scent of destiny completed with élan and claimed the Pennant. They were the first to break the European stranglehold on the championships. This feat has only been repeated twice since: 1984 saw Canada take the Grand Prix and likewise Canada once again in 1992. Champchefs is most pleased to add this storied Japanese Team to our archive.
Commencing with this edition Champchefs will be adding s small photo gallery. The food plates will feature restaurants from a variety of countries. The featured countries this time around are Japan, England and Canada.