Currently alive, at 74 years of age.
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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.