Hiroyasu Kawate
Founder & Chef of Florilège in Tokyo
Chef Kawate's creative modern French cuisine incorporates Japanese ingredients and artistry to create a new unique style of French cooking that plays with temperature and texture. Believing in minimizing food waste and maximizing sustainability, he sources all of his ingredients with a natural approach to farming that emphasizes growing only the amount they need per season. Chef Kawate's restaurant Florilège in Tokyo ranked No. 3 on Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2018, and was also listed in the World's 50 Best Restaurants 2018. Florilège received two Michelin stars in 2018, and again in 2019.