Monaco’s The Niwaki to host European Sushi Championship

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The Japanese restaurant on Monaco’s Avenue Princesse Grace, The Niwaki, has been chosen as the host venue for the European Sushi Championship, which will see nine chefs from the continent battle it out for the winner’s title later this year.  

Although not scheduled to take place until 4th November, anticipation is already building for this second-ever edition of the European Sushi Championship to be held in Monaco.  

The competition will showcase the talents of nine chefs from throughout Europe, including France’s Tino Singharaj, who recently claimed the 2024 French Sushi Championship title. The other nations set to appear in the line-up are Belgium, Spain, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden and Monaco.  


The competition is two-fold: there is a 60-minute preparatory round for chefs to plan and prepare the raw materials that will go into their final dishes, and then the creative round, where they are tasked with plating 40 to 50 imaginative pieces of sushi that must include nigiri, maki, uramaki, kazari-maki, kazari-sushi, vegetarian sushi and 15 pieces of sashimi in a strict one-hour time limit.  

A panel of five judges, featuring prestigious names such as Hirotoshi Ogawa, the President of the World Sushi Skills Institute, and Michaël Pankar, last year’s European Sushi Championship winner and 2023 World Vice-Champion, will then select their winner based on six main criteria.  

These include: workspace cleanliness and organisation; appearance and nigiri preparation skill; appearance and look of the maki; appearance and presentation of sashimi; risk-taking creativity in final products; and general appearance of the plate.  

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