Winner BENTO for 2016

La Semaine du Goût® in Japan organizes the International BENTO Contest 2017, 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 "Energy charge Bento" 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 .

Recipe List

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Application requirements

Nutritionally balanced and Energy charge BENTO (Own Japanese style).

■Entry period:From Friday, September 1st to Friday Octoberr 20th, 2017
(For participants from abroad, the limit will be Octoberr 21st 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 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
Makiko Fujino Food expert
Takashi Tamura Chef of Nihonryori Tsukiji Tamura (Japanese cuisine)
Yuichiro Watanabe Executive chef of Nabeno-Ism (French cuisine)
Kazuo Takagi Chef of Kyoryori Takagi(Japanese cuisine)
Representatives from sponsoring companies

*Randomly ordered

■Publication of winners BENTOs:

Octtober 30th, 2017
•La Semaine du Goût® website and Facebook page

■Judging procedure:

The winner,the runner-up and will be determined by the panel of judges.


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.

Recipe List

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Sponsored by Tokyo Gas Co.,Ltd.

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