# ISSUE 21 Training under Chef Shinichi Sato, who is active in Paris


Sapporo Grand Hotel has sent its chefs to a restaurant in Paris every two years, for a one-and-a-half to two-month training program. The program was suspended for a while due to the COVID-19 pandemic but will be resumed in the fall of 2023. The chefs of Sapporo Park Hotel joined the program, and two staff members flew to Paris.

The training was held at the newly opened restaurant "Blanc" by Chef Shinichi Sato, the first Japanese chef to win two Michelin stars at "Passage 53". Located on rue Longchamp in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, the interior was designed by Kengo Kuma.

Chef Shinichi Sato is now attracting worldwide attention. His spectacular culinary career began in Sapporo Grand Hotel. As a result, since his days at Passage 53, the hotel has been sending chefs to Paris every two years to train at Chef Shinichi Sato's restaurant.