May 15, 2018

Validation Dinner: Walter Ishizuka

Congratulations to chef Walter Ishizuka on his successful validation by the La Belle Assiette Jury!

Congratulations to chef Walter Ishizuka on his successful validation dinner. His validation took place on the 10th of May in London. The role of the jury members was to try the private chef dining experience and evaluate the menu prepared by the chef.

Chef Walter first trained in his hometown Lyon, France, renowned for its gastronomic heritage. He worked for four years at Lyon’s famous 3 Michelin star restaurant owned by Paul Bocuse, who he considers the Pope of the French cuisine. He then spent three and a half years at the Hotel Ritz’ 2 Michelin star restaurant L’Espadon in Paris. During his time at the Ritz, chef Walter worked closely with Executive Chef Michel Roth, travelled around the world to represent the French cuisine and was also a part of the team that earned the restaurant’s second Michelin star. Walter’s menus blend classic French fare with a delicate approach to flavour and texture derived from his Japanese heritage – his dishes feature bold, simple flavours cooked using only the finest ingredients. Walter was also awarded by 2 AA Rosette guide for Culinary Excellence. Since 2011 chef Walter has been involved in organising an annual charity dinner supporting Hospitality Action cooking alongside celebrity Chefs Raymond Blanc, Monica Galetti, Tom Kerridge, Bruno Loubet, Claude Boss and several others. His recipes are also published in the “Great British Cookbook 2” and the “Charitable Cookbook 2017”, which support charities such as MacMillan Cancer Support and Hospitality Action.


Cornish crab salad with mango dressing, Parmesan crumble and pickled cucumber

Main course

Duck fillet glazed with ponzu sauce, asparagus and parsnips purée


Raspberry millefeuille with yuzu cream


  • “Food was fantastic, thoroughly enjoyed it. High quality ingredients presented beautifully. Walter was really professional, friendly and explained the dishes well before serving them.
    A brilliant service which allows your host to spend the whole night sat at the table with you rather than slaving away in the kitchen. Certainly something which I would recommend to friends throwing similar dinner parties.
    5 out of 5!”

Walter created an exceptional meal for his Validation Dinner. Each dish was perfectly cooked, and the special touches he included made the meal even more special. His range of culinary experience shone through and he was an absolute pleasure to host.

We are happy to announce the validation of chef Walter and know you would be in the best hands for your next dinner party! To view Walter’s profile and menus head to:

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