Koichi Izumi
Chef-Owner of ASTERISQUE

Chef Koichi Izumi is well known in his home country Japan and presents the Japanese World Chocolate Master. He was awarded numerous prizes and accolades, including the Entremet Chocolat semi-Grand Prix at the 2004 Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie, the third place at the 2005 World Chocolate Masters, and the World Pastry Team Championship in 2006.

He is a chef-owner of Asterisque in Tokyo and Callebaut Ambassador, thus sharing his savoir-faire and chocolate techniques with other pastry chefs worldwide.