I Thank my family, close friends and fans for all of your support.
World Record for Most Turkey Eaten in 10 Minutes (2011)
Was on VH1 Big Morning Buzz this morning to promote HUNGRY!
Friday, Nov.15 at IFC center in NYC
I'm in the movie!
Please check this out for more information.
hope to see you there.
In case you don't know about the contract before Hungry's Premiere.
July 4th, 2011 I ate hot dogs against a clock, in New York City.
It was at a special stage with a view right in front of the Empire State Building, called 230 Fifth
Rooftop Bar (the biggest rooftop bar in NYC).
Last year, when it seemed impossible to confirm a reasonable contract, I finally had my lawyer
Chet Olsen, contact the president of the hot dog company (Nathan's), I had problems with, (who is the host of the competition); to let me compete. The answer from the hot dog company was, to have a
contract with the association (who does the pr for this one day event every year).
In the contract, it did not allow me to participate with a hot dog in any way, in any event, under any circumstance - so the hot dog company, would have been able to guard and control my actions of work, through the association. It was a contract for only one day to be in a hot dog contest, which took over all exclusive rights to work for over one year (including "food" in general!)
" 6. Non-Compete. During the Term of the Agreement, Competitor
agrees not to engage in any of the following activities without the written consent of the IFOCE:
A. Endorse, or participate in any way in an event or promotion, for a brand in the following categories: Hot Dog (This includes any brand that is primarily known for frankfurters/hot dogs such as Hebrew National, Oscar Meyer, Ball Park, Bar-S, Sabrett, Kahn's, Eckrich, Kayem Foods/Al Fresco and FUD).
. . . .
B. Participate, compete, host, judge, endorse , promote or participate in any way in any event, exhibition or performance wherein a person eats as a stunt, consuming a very large amount of food, consuming food very quickly, or attempting to establish or break a food consumption record, or
competing against another person(s), animal or time clock. "
(This contract is the same as the original one, which my lawyer Chet Olsen also has. )
I still tried to negotiate through my lawyer Chet Olsen, but since they did not have a lawyer, we could not seem to have a conversation based on professionalism and law, to reach an agreement.
I believe that the contestant's private agent and publicity should be separated from the competition, so I had explained to my manager that I was not going to participate in their hot dog competition from an early time- if the contract could not be changed.
As the story goes, eventually we never came to an agreement and I was unable to take part in the contest. The rest is history as you know it- as for me getting arrested, being dismissed from the courts, and gaining my freedom.
There are some commercials and videos filmed after gaining freedom.
Eight O'clock Coffee
JUST EAT: KOBAYASHI: Rise of a Chompion
Thuzio: Kobayashi's Twinkie Trail
Eight O'clock Coffee: The Cupping Room with Jim Breuer & Kobayashi
Eight O'Clock Coffee campaign with The S3 Agency (advertising, public relations, social media) named PR Week's Campaign of the Month for August 2012!
Hofmann Hot dogs: A Day in the life of Takeru Kobayashi
KOBAYASHI EATS AN 8-COURSE MEAL
Jake and Amir: Kobayashi
Hunger" by Item Idem
Sports Illustrated: Takeru Kobayashi eats 32 eggs in one minute
The Wendy Williams Show
Under the Guinness's strict rule, you need to show your mouth each single time after eating one twinkie.
I took part in The JUST EAT Campus Chompionship FINAL EVENT as a guest competitor (like a pacemaker for the finalists)
It was a great event!!
Congratulations to Steven, the official JUST-EAT.ca Campus Chompion, who ate 18 slices of pizza in 3 minutes and took home the $5,000 prize and the $20,000 prize for the University of Guelph !
My interview with SUBWAY JAPAN.
サブウェイとのインタビュー。Check it out!
I defended my PIE eating title with 42 slices(10 pies 1/2).
It was a great game with great players who pushed me really hard this year!
I thank you for your support!