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16th November 2022

International Salon Culinaire 2023 opens for entries

Written by: Edward Waddell
Taking place alongside Hotel, Restaurant & Catering (HRC) on 20-22 March at ExCeL London, Salon Culinaire offers chefs of all ages and skillsets the opportunity to compete in over 80 live and static competitions, from meat, cheese and plant-based challenges to desserts and sugarcraft.

Next year’s edition of the competition will see the return of popular categories including the NHS 4 Nations Chef Challenge, the Alaska Seafood Masters, Stadium Experience Chef Team of the Year and Country Range Student Chef Team Challenge.

Steve Munkley, Salon chef director, commented: “Next year’s event is set to be another fantastic edition of HRC and International Salon Culinaire, attracting everyone from the UK’s leading chefs to the next generation of culinary superstars.

“Live competition is a great way for chefs to challenge themselves, meet industry peers and stand out from the crowd and I can’t wait to see what this year’s competitors produce.”

The Craft Guild of Chef’s National Chef Team of the Year competition, in association with Waitrose & Partners, will also have a new format as the competing chefs are challenged to construct food bowl dishes. New for 2023 is the Lumina Lamb Challenge from Official Meat Partner Alliance NZ and a new online training competition for chef lecturers in partnership with The Grande Cuisine Academy.

Cyrus Todiwala, one of the judges for 2023, added: “We have seen our students flourish and gain massive confidence to face the world. To all chefs: be bold, be brave, face challenges and be competitive, as it is facing an audience and creating the magic that is within you that what will make the difference for your rise and future achievements, and will give you the confidence to succeed.”

To find out more about all the competitions and challenges at next year’s event, and for information on how to enter, head to