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Thes are the sous chefs of Kunio Tokuoka, Executive chef of Kitcho, a traditional kaiseki style restaurant located in Kyoto, Japan. Chef Tokuoka whose grandfather Teichi Yuki founded Kitcho, is known for his modern Japanese cooking techniques centered on "umami", the elusive taste often described as savoriness. This was during the international food exposition called "Tokyo Taste: The World Summit of Gastronomy 2009", held for the first time on February 9-11, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan. This event showcased some of the world's most famous chefs including chef Ferran Adrià of Spain and chef Joel Robuchon of France who were both Honorary Advisors to this event. Other chefs in attendance were Nobuyuki "Nobu" Matsuhisa, Heston Blumenthal, Pierre Gagnaire, Herve This, Jacques Puisais, and Juan Mari Arzak to name a few. Photo by Torin Boyd, Feb 11, 2009..
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