The jury of the competition, held at Tokyo Gas Chu-bo Shiodome, evaluated the skills of 8 chefs. Divided into two groups, the chefs tried their hand at preparing a first course and a second course in an hour. The winner Sampath Bandara won an Alitalia ticket, a correspondence course offered by Hayashi Wine, as well as a five-day experience at the International School of Italian Cuisine in Lucca.
The ranking of Gran Concorso di Cucina 2017:
Winner: Sampath Bandara (Hilton Tokyo Odaiba)
2nd place: Tomoyuki Takase (Machiavelli Restaurant, Shinjuku, Tokyo)
3rd place: Ken'ichi Kushida (Biwako Prince Hotel Lake View Dining BIONA)