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Welcome to Competitions

The Craft Guild of Chefs is proud to celebrate with them.

Here you will find everything you need to know about the various culinary competitions that take place throughout the year - everything from the flagship National Chef of the Year contest through to the specialist Tilda Chef of the Year Competition.

This section will reveal where each is taking place, how you can get involved and those all important winners and runners up.

 

Current competitions:

Previous competitions:

Latest Competition News

23rd Jul 2021

Young Chef Young Waiter 2020 winners announced

By: Edward Waddell
The overall winners of the Young Chef Young Waiter UK and China & South East Asia competition for 2020, were: Peter Meechan of Gleneagles (also the UK YCYW Young Chef of the Year) and Marie Bouquet of

19th Jul 2021

National Chef of the Year competition narrows field to 33

By: Edward Waddell
For the next round, these 33 will be invited to present a small signature dish of their choice via video which should reflect this year’s NCOTY competition focus on sustainability and food heroes. The

15th Jul 2021

Chefs challenged to twist ‘Best of British’ in YNCOTY

By: Edward Waddell
The criteria for the three courses centres around ‘British themed dishes’ with a twist. Here, the ‘sky is the limit’ for a chef’s imagination without losing sight of the classic element. Candidates

07th Jul 2021

Craft Guild reveals 13 finalists for Graduate Awards

By: Edward Waddell
The heats were were observed by former National Chef of the Year winner, Russell Bateman who heads up the Kitchen exam and the chief pastry examiner, Will Torrent. Over the next few months finalists

More Competitions News

24th Jun 2021
Chefs were tasked with submitting their ‘hero summer dish’ to be in with a chance of winning a commercial kitchen appliance...
24th Jun 2021
They will be joined by judges including Michelin star chef Theo Randall, Theo Randall at the InterContinental and Simon King...
22nd Jun 2021
The Lamb Challenge, sponsored by Bidfood, asked chefs to create and cook a main course lamb dish using any cut of lamb with...
14th Jun 2021
The winning team from 14forty- the facilities management multiservice specialist at Compass Group UK & Ireland- included...
08th Jun 2021
She created a white chocolate bavarois with lemon puree, crisp lemon sponge, dill, pickled cucumber served in a decorated...
07th Jun 2021
The finalists will have 45 minutes to prepare four portions of a main course and dessert using rice at the heart of both...
04th Jun 2021
The Graduate Awards offer chefs aged under 25 the chance to improve their culinary skills, build confidence and the...
03rd Jun 2021
Seventeen shortlisted finalists, across the three age groups, attended Bournemouth & Poole College to cook their signature...
26th May 2021
Lake District based head chef McGeorge won the last course at the banquet with his dessert. ‘Give A Dog A Bone’ celebrates...
25th May 2021
On 21 May 2021 Lynch cooked her signature two-course dinner party menu of Vietnamese chicken & sweetcorn curry and yoozoo...