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Tak Ishiwata

Chef Tak as he is more commonly known is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, New York, and the owner of Basho, an Asian-fusion restaurant in Newfoundland, Canada. He has worked with Japanese celebrity chef, Nobu Matsuhisa, at his Tokyo location and was given the honor to legally print the rights to two of Chef Nobu's dishes on his own menu.

Twelve years after the opening of Basho, Chef Tak's accolades include being named as one of the top ten new restaurants in Canada by enRoute Air Canada in 2007. He was also nominated and featured as one of the best top chefs in the "Chefs Domain" television series.

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