Iron School Lunch Executive Committee 5 Teams to Advance to the Final Tournament of Iron School Lunch (R) 2022

School Lunch Iron Chef Executive Committee
School lunch Tetsujin (R) 2022 5 teams advancing to the finals December 4th (Sun) @ Hattori Nutrition College Special Judge Tetsujin and Chef Sakai

School lunch recipe contest “Tetsujin (R) 2022” for childcare facilities such as kindergartens, nursery schools, and certified children’s centers nationwide (Organizer: Iron Chef Executive Committee, Chairman: Hironori Maruyama, Secretariat: Chiba City) ) decided on November 22nd, as a result of the primary examination based on 207 recipes (documents) received from all over the country, 5 teams advanced to the final. On December 4th (Sunday), the five teams will actually cook and give presentations on their recipes at the final tournament held at Hattori Nutrition College in Yoyogi, Tokyo. Also, this time, Chef Hiroyuki Sakai (“La Rochelle” owner chef), known as the Iron Chef of French, will be appointed as a special judge! We will decide the best school lunch in Japan that children can enjoy and eat deliciously. School Lunch Iron Man (R) 2022 Official Website:

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207 chicken recipes full of charm from all over the country
From Fukushima Prefecture to Okayama Prefecture! Five teams to advance to the final
French Iron Chef Hiroyuki Sakai appointed as a special judge From Aomori Prefecture in the north to Fukuoka Prefecture in the south! 207 “chicken recipes” from infant facilities nationwide [Image 2

An example of an application recipe
The theme ingredient for this year’s competition is “Main dishes using chicken”. Ingredient prices are soaring due to the effects of the turbulent international situation and the depreciation of the yen. This time, the theme is “chicken”, which is relatively cheap, stable and easy to obtain. A total of 207 attractive recipes, including those using local specialties, were submitted from various facilities such as kindergartens, nursery schools, and certified children’s centers from Aomori Prefecture to Fukuoka Prefecture, mainly in the Tokyo metropolitan area.
5 teams advance to the finals! A lineup of unique recipes
In addition to the appearance that children want to eat, items such as ease of eating, originality, reproducibility in mass cooking, consideration for food loss, etc. are scored, and under the
supervision of the NPO Japan Shokuiku Instructor Association, it is rigorously evaluated. After the preliminary screening, the five teams advancing to the finals were as follows. (*In no particular order) Fukushima Wakaba Kindergarten (Fukushima City, Fukushima
Prefecture)/Chicken simmered in salted koji and koya tofu cream Poppo Land Mito (Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture) / Natto ♪ Natto ♪ Let’s go! AIAI NURSERY Inzai Makinohara (Inzai City, Chiba Prefecture) / Crispy chicken with orange-scented kinako sauce
Gakken Kodomoen Hachioji North Building (Hachioji City, Tokyo) / Hachiou Jiro Noodles
Ukita Tochinomi Children’s Garden (Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture) / Apple butter-flavored fried chicken with crispy burdock
In addition, 5 teams that did not advance to the finals but won prizes were also decided.
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“French Iron Man” Chef Hiroyuki Sakai
French Iron Chef Hiroyuki Sakai appointed as a special judge Hiroyuki Sakai (pictured left), the owner and chef of La Rochelle in Minami Aoyama, Tokyo, known as the Iron Chef of French, was appointed as a special judge for this year’s competition. We will judge the best school lunch recipes in Japan that are fun, delicious, and easy to make in kindergartens and at home.
Special judge: Mr. Hiroyuki Sakai (“La Rochelle” owner chef) Judges: Natsuki Kato (Actress), Akiko Matsumoto (General Affairs Manager, Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs, Tokyo Metropolitan Government), Shuhei Yamada (Associate Professor, Rissho University), Kiyoko Okada (NPO Japan Shokuiku Instructor Association Office) Director) *In no particular order
School Lunch Iron Man (R) 2022 Final Tournament
Date: Sunday, December 4, 2022 13:00-17:30
Venue: Hattori Nutrition College (5-25-4 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo) Event content: Recipe cooking by 5 teams, presentation related to recipes, tasting, and judging
,Result announcement
*Same-day coverage is possible. If you would like to be interviewed, please contact the secretariat.
[About the Iron Chef (R) 2022]
During the early childhood period, which is important for the formation of tastes and the development of basic habits related to food, the importance of meals and food education at facilities for infants and toddlers, which has a large impact, is once again known. This is a recipe and cooking contest aimed at improving the skills of cooking staff (nutritionists, cooks, etc.) at facilities for infants and disseminating excellent recipes to homes and communities. Organizer: Iron Chef Executive Committee
Sponsors: Meal Care Co., Ltd., AIAI Child Care Co., Ltd.
Sponsors: Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Sankei Shimbun, President, Chiba Television Broadcasting
Special cooperation: School Corporation Hattori Gakuen, Specified Nonprofit Organization NPO Japan Shokuiku Instructor Association, Japan educe Shokuiku Research Institute, Kyoei Hardware Co., Ltd. Inquiries regarding this matter
School Lunch Iron Chef Executive Committee Secretariat (Chiba Television Broadcasting)

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