Andrew Kojima
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Andrew KojimaJapanese Fusion Chef - London, UKPersonal MissionMasterChef 2012 gave me the confidence to turn my hobby into a new career. Now I can think about food all day without feeling guilty: it's my job. Unique SpecialtyMy heritage, my upbringing and my imagination set me apart. Half Japanese, half Scottish. It shows in my cooking: cerebral, visual and eclectic. Other PassionsI am inspired by nature and human creativity. Website
With half a foot in Japan and the other half in Scotland, Andrew "Koj" Kojima's interesting background makes him stand out as a truly unique chef in the field. Persuaded by his close circle of friends he applied to be on MasterChef, UK (2012). Reaching the final gave him a multitude of amazing experiences, getting the chance to cook in Thailand for a 92 year old Thai Prince as well as completing stints in a number of prestigious European restaurants. Since then Koj left his career in finance to continue developing his intriguing blend of cooking.READ FULL BIO
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MasterChef, UK Finalist, 2012
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