Executive Sous Chef – Pastry & Bakery, Junichi Goto, Awarded the Medal with Yellow Ribbon

Grand Hyatt Tokyo is delighted to announce that our Executive Pastry Chef, Junichi Goto, has been awarded the Medal with Yellow Ribbon in Japan’s autumn decorations list. Awarded by the Emperor of Japan, the Medal with Yellow Ribbon is bestowed on individuals who have become public role models through their exceptional professional careers.

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Chef Goto has won a variety of prestigious awards at international pastry competitions during his long and distinguished career. He receives the medal in recognition of his great efforts to train and mentor the next generation of Japanese pastry chefs.

Profile of Junichi Goto

1979 – Joins Tokyo Prince Hotel

1988 – First Place in Charles Proust Tournament, Japan

1989 – Second Place in Charles Proust Tournament, Paris

1990 – Receives Governor of Tokyo Award

1995 – Wins multiple awards at La Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie (Lyon, France): second place as part of the Japan national team; first place in Sculpture sur Glace individual competition

1998 – Wins first place in International Pastry Tournament (Monaco, Monte Carlo)

2003 – Appointed as Chef de Cuisine Pastry, Grand Hyatt Tokyo

2004 – Appointed as Executive Sous Chef – Pastry / Bakery

2017 – Awarded the title of “Tokyo Meister” by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government

2018 – Selected as a “Gendai-no-Meiko” (contemporary master craftsman) by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare

2023 – Awarded the Medal with Yellow Ribbon by the Emperor of Japan


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