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David Israelow is based in New York City. He has spent time cooking in restaurants and pop-ups in the US, Japan and India. He recently completed a farming apprenticeship in the Hudson Valley. In 2018 he won the World Washoku Challenge, held in Tokyo. David is a graduate of the International Culinary Center and the Tokyo Sushi Academy.

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Yuuki Tanaka is a Tokyo based chef and owner of Ise Sueyoshi. A kappo kaiseki restaurant focused on ingredients from his hometown in Mie prefecture. He spent 4 years cooking at famed kaiseki Ryotei Kikunoi before traveling to 16 countries in exploration of food and culture. Chef Tanaka is visiting New York City for the first time.