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MASTERCHEF FINALIST ANDREW KOJIMA


Is offering any one who books a Luxury Cotswold Rental property, a 10% discount on dinner parties and events; be they here in the Cotswolds or at your home. Andrew offers not just private and corporate dinners or events but cookery lessons as well.

MASTERCHEF FINALIST ANDREW KOJIMA

Is offering any one who books a Luxury Cotswold Rental property, a 10% discount on dinner parties and events; be they here in the Cotswolds or at your home. Andrew offers not just private and corporate dinners or events but cookery lessons as well.

Andrew Kojima is half Japanese, half Scottish. Andrew was named after the patron saint of Scotland, because he was due to be born on St Andrew's Day. Kojima is a Japanese surname which means “Little Island”, but ever since school it has been abbreviated to Koj.

In early 2012, he appeared as a contestant on BBC1's MasterChef. It was a dream come true for an enthusiastic, amateur cook, and experienced lunch service in a professional kitchen in his very first episode, but the highlights during the series were foraging with Simon Rogan in the Lake District, being praised for his cooking by Michel Roux Junior, cooking for a 92 year old Thai prince in Chiang Mai and spending three days with Sergio Herman at his 3 Michelin starred restaurant Oud Sluis in the Netherlands.

After reaching the final of MasterChef, Andrew decided to move from a career in finance to one in food and cooking and now works as a freelance chef, food writer and cookery teacher.

Andrew is currently working with the British Embassy in Tokyo on a campaign called Food is Great to promote British food to the Japanese market.