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About us

About Us

Established in 1965 as a Guild of the Cookery and Food Association, the Craft Guild of Chefs has developed into the leading Chefs’ Association in the UK and has many members worldwide.

Our members come from all aspects of the foodservice and hospitality sectors working in a wide variety of positions from students and trainees to top management. No other association boasts such a broad and experienced membership.

Our Aims and Objectives

Our Aims and Objectives

Increase of Standards

To increase standards of professional cooking through greater awareness, education and training

Develop Careers

To develop careers and prospects of our members

Develop Knowledge

To help members develop and maintain their knowledge, skills and ability

Promote Craft Skills

To promote and participate in all levels of craft skills competitions in the UK and internationally

Industry Recognition

To work with industry, education and the media to win greater recognition for chefs and their profession

Promote and Inovate

To endorse and promote the use of British and European produce, working with suppliers and manufacturers to create innovative menus and recipe ideas

Our Team

Our Team

Royal Patron

HRH the Countess of Wessex GCVO


Vice Admiral Tony Johnstone-Burt, CB, OBE DL

Key Representatives

National Chairman

Andrew Bennett MBE

National Vice Chairman

Matt Owens 

Chief Executive

Andrew Green

National Treasurer

Jane Jonson

National Secretary

Maria Drury

Committee of Management

Corporate Events

Alison Cullin-Woodcock 


Christopher Basten


Professor David Foskett MBE

Social Events


Division Representatives

London Division

Maria Drury

Jersey Division

Dave Chalk

General Committee Members

  • Mark Reynolds
  • Fergus Martin
  • Gary Hunter
  • Michael Eyre
  • Alan Paton
  • Matt Wilby

Vice Presidents

  • Steve Scuffell (Chairman)
  • John Retallick
  • Giovanni Fontebasso
  • Pauline Tucker
  • Duncan Holloway
  • David Mulcahy
  • Steve Munkley
  • Don Irwin
  • Nick Vadis
  • Roy Perrett
  • Geoff Acott, MBE
  • Andrew Green 
  • Christopher Basten


  • Pauline Tucker (Senior)
  • Steve Scuffell
  • Duncan Holloway
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The Craft Guild of Chefs

1 Victoria Parade
331 Sandycombe Road
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Rules and Regulations
For a copy of the Craft Guild of Chefs Rules and Regulations click here for the pdf.