Winner BENTO for 2014

La Semaine du Goût® in Japan organizes the International BENTO Contest 2016, inviting bento recipes to be submitted from all over the world and presenting awards for the best entries. 

The theme of the competition this year is "Enjoy the habit of eating and make a healthier life" featuring well balanced BENTOs that are packed with the signature dishes from countries worldwide.

Entries can be received through La Semaine du Goût® website. For more details, please refer to .

The final selection in which 10 finalists will actually make their BENTOS in front of a panel of judges will take place on October 16th in Yokohama, Japan.

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Application requirements

Nutritionally balanced and healthy BENTO (Own Japanese style).

■Entry period:From Monday, August 1st to Tuesday September 27th, 2016
(For participants from abroad, the limit will be September 28st at 10:00 a.m. by Japan Standard Time)

■How to participate :

The candidates must post their recipes with a picture of the BENTO and the list of ingredients used on the website

■Conditions regarding the BENTO preparation:

Recipes must be unreleased one
Cost of ingredients: Around 500 yen (to serve one person)
Preparation time 60 minutes (including arrangement into the box)

■Entry conditions:

Culinary experts and professionals may not enter the competition
The finalists must be able to take part in the final cook-off to be held in Yokohama, on October 16th. (For those coming from overseas, air-fare and two nights accommodation -for one person- will be provided by the secretariat).
The heating source of the kitchen must be gas


•Prizes will be rewarded to the winner, runner-up and the 3rd place
•1st place, 2nd place and 3rd place : To be rewarded by Sponsored

■The panel of judges:

Yukio Hattori Principal of the Hattori Nutrition College
Eiko Egami Head of Egami Cooking School
Fujino Makiko Food expert
Takashi Tamura Chef of Nihonryori Tsukiji Tamura (Japanese cuisine)
Hideki Takayama Chef of Maison de Taka Ashiya(French cuisine)
Kazuo Takagi Chef of Kyoryori Takagi(Japanese cuisine)
Representatives from sponsoring companies

*Randomly ordered

■Publication of winners BENTOs:

•La Semaine du Goût® website and Facebook page
•Sponsors website

■Judging procedure:

After the deliberation stage (online application screening), the 10 short-listed finalists will be contacted by the secretariat to participate in the final cook-off on October 16th in Yokohama, Japan.
10 finalists will have to prepare their BENTO in front of a Jury who will elect the winner of the international BENTO contest
From the 10 finalists, will be determined the winner, the runner-up and third place.


Secretariat of La Semaine du Goût® in Japan
Tel:+81-3-3402-5616 / Fax: +81-3-3402-5452 / E-mail : / HP :
※Candidates willing to send their application by post, please contact us.

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TOKYO GASフランス食品振興会

Organized by the Secretariat of La Semaine du Goût in Japan
Sponsored by Tokyo Gas Co.,Ltd.

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