Shoji Natsuko, winner of Asia’s Best Female Chef 2022. Photo: Été
Shoji Natsuko, winner of Asia’s Best Female Chef 2022. Photo: Été
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Shoji Natsuko’s struggle: how Asia’s Best Female Chef 2022 is breaking Japan’s strict culinary gender norms with Été, her Michelin-starred, six-seater Tokyo restaurant – interview

  • Famous for her impeccable cakes, Shoji Natsuko has served A-listers including footballer David Beckham, artist Murakami Takashi and Noma head chef René Redzepi
  • She was working at Tokyo’s two-Michelin-starred Florilège when her father tragically died – so she poured her heart into her own name-making venture, Été

Shoji Natsuko, winner of Asia’s Best Female Chef 2022. Photo: Été
Shoji Natsuko, winner of Asia’s Best Female Chef 2022. Photo: Été
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