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Who are the Craft Guild of Chefs

Established in 1885 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.

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28th Feb 2024
By: Edward Waddell

AA reveals Rosette Award winners for 2024

One establishment was awarded the distinguished four AA Rosettes, while 16 others have been presented with three AA Rosettes. Simon Numphud FIH, managing director at AA Media said: “We are delighted...
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28th Feb 2024

FutureChef Competition: A judge’s-eye view

By: Edward Waddell
It is an honour to be part of such a prestigious competition that promotes both the hospitality industry and chef profession. It really is a great forum for students from different schools to come...

28th Feb 2024

Research reveals nation’s favourite family dinner

By: Edward Waddell
Simple dinners such as scrambled eggs on toast (40%), mac and cheese (21%) and toad in the hole (19%) are back on British dinner tables, as parents tighten their purse strings. Cottage pie (35%)...

27th Feb 2024

Major Series Challenge 2024 unveils eight finalists

By: Edward Waddell
In the final, the eight competitors will be required to prepare, cook and present three portions of a main course suitable for a fine dining/brasserie menu within 60 minutes. At least one Major...

27th Feb 2024

National Vegetarian Week announces dates for 2024

By: Edward Waddell
Whether at home, in the staff canteen, at school or eating out, National Vegetarian Week wants to encourage people across the UK to ‘Mix it Up!’, cut down on their meat and try out the ever-expanding...