Takashi Saito of Sushi Saito. Impostor chefs claiming a relationship with the maestro highlights a wider industry problem. Photo: Nora Tam
Takashi Saito of Sushi Saito. Impostor chefs claiming a relationship with the maestro highlights a wider industry problem. Photo: Nora Tam

Sushi war declared as top Japanese chef accuses others of ‘misusing’ his brand, highlighting impostor problem in the food industry

  • Tokyo’s Sushi Saito recently decried chefs who falsely claim to have trained under its legendary founder Takashi Saito to further their careers
  • Its statement highlights a restaurant industry problem, with rising chefs commonly claiming a relationship with greats like Joël Robuchon and Alain Ducasse

Takashi Saito of Sushi Saito. Impostor chefs claiming a relationship with the maestro highlights a wider industry problem. Photo: Nora Tam
Takashi Saito of Sushi Saito. Impostor chefs claiming a relationship with the maestro highlights a wider industry problem. Photo: Nora Tam
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