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Hiroyuki Sakai

Born: 1942 AD
Currently alive, at 77 years of age.

1942 – Born on April 2, in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. A chef who specializes in French cuisines.


1959 – Studied his craft in Osaka at a restaurant in the Shin Osaka Hotel.


1961 – He traveled to Perth, Australia, to practice his skills at the Hotel Oriental.


1994 – First appeared on television as "Iron Chef Hiroyuki Sakai".


         – Off camera he is the owner and head chef of the restaurant "La Rochelle" originally in Aoyama and now currently in Shibuya.


         – He is also a member of the "Club des Trente" an organization of French chefs in Japan.