Chef’s Choice!

by Mari on September 10, 2015


Top Chefs Reveal Secrets to Culinary Success

Chef’s Choice is a collection of 22 mini memoirs that is at once an inspiration for aspiring student, professional, and home chefs as well as an insightful and entertaining behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to succeed in the hyper-competitive restaurant and hospitality industry. Since Saori Kawano opened Korin Japanese Trading, a NYC restaurant supply company, in 1982, she has made friends with many of the world’s most accomplished chefs, several of whom agreed to share with her the elements that make up their culinary and business success. In their own words, these kitchen luminaries tell about their influences and mentors, the techniques and Japanese ingredients that inspire them, tools they can’t work without, their unflagging devotion to the most stringent standards of service, and the pivotal role Japanese food culture has played in their cuisine and professional development. Like no other book, Chef’s Choice explains how Japanese food culture has changed culinary education and set new standards for Western cuisine, professional kitchens, and the modern dining experience.


Nobu Matsuhisa • David Bouley • Eric Ripert • Marcus Samuelsson • Michael Romano • Lee Anne Wong • Michael Anthony • Wylie Dufresne • Toshio Suzuki • Ben Pollinger • Toni Robertson • Eddy Leroux • Nils Norén • Yosuke Suga • Shinichiro Takagi • Suvir Saran • David Myers • Noriyuki Sugie • Elizabeth Andoh • Barry Wine • James Wierzelewski • Ben Flatt


Saori Kawano is the founder and president of Korin Japanese Trading Corp. and the founder of The Gohan Society, a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the exchange of culinary culture between Japan and the United States.

Don Gabor is a professional speaker, networking expert, and the author of 12 books published by Simon & Schuster, Random House, McGraw-Hill, and others. The New Yorker called Don “a gifted conversationalist.”

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Re-sharing photo of Chef Pablo Ses knife collection! Show us your Fav Knife!




Re-sharing photos from Chef Raymond Weber and Chef Andrew Skala from CUT New York City! Thank you for having us for a knife sharpening demo and we look forward to when CUT by Wolfgang Puck NYC is open in September!



August 25, 2016

This was Chef’s Night at Korin last year. This year Chef’s Night at Korin will be on Monday September 19th in our NYC showroom from 9pm-2am. There will be a whole tuna, drinks, food and raffles! RSVP at & mark your calendars! We hope to see you there!

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NEW Masamoto Shiro-ko Hongasumi Yanagi 11.7″ knives has arrived

August 24, 2016

NEW Masamoto Shiro-ko Hongasumi Yanagi 11.7″ knives has arrived! Available in 4 different wooden handles: Lacewood, Quince wood, Yellowheart and Zebrawood. Limited quantity, only 2 of each! MAKE IT YOURS:

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Close up shot of Korin Special Inox & Tuna Sashimi!

August 23, 2016

Re-sharing photo from Chef Charles Webb! Beautiful close up shot of Korin Special Inox & Tuna Sashimi!

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Look at that mirror finish!

August 19, 2016

Re-sharing photo of Chef Ryan Turner‘s New Nenohi Wide Mirror Finished Wa-Petty with Ebony Handle! Look at that mirror finish!!! ‪#‎HappyFriday‬ ‪#‎FavKnife‬  

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Beautiful plating by Gramercy Tavern

August 18, 2016

Re-sharing beautiful plating done by the chefs at Gramercy Tavern and congratulations on the feature on The New York Times!

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New Nenohi Petty Knives has arrived!

August 18, 2016

New Nenohi Petty Knives has arrived! Quantity limited, only 3 available for each. High Carbon Stain Resistant Alloy Steel, 60:40 Bevel and has a HRc of 61. Available in our NYC showroom and online [TOP] Nenohi Wide Mirror FInished Wa-Petty with Ebony Handle and Magnolia Saya Cover 7.0″ (180mm) $508.00 [HNE-WAWMPE-E-180-R] [MIDDLE] Nenohi Mirror [...]

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Handmade Vegetable Mold

August 15, 2016

15% OFF SELECTED KITCHENWARE THROUGHOUT AUGUST! Featuring the Handmade Vegetable Mold. Available in Leaf, Momiji, Sakura and Sasa shapes. MAKE IT YOURS:

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All time favorite, ready to rock

August 12, 2016

Re-sharing photo from Chef Ian Chalermkittichai ”All time favorite, ready to rock” Thank you for your long time love and support

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