Skip to main content

Craft Guild of Chefs Awards

Craft Guild of Chefs Awards

The Craft Guild of Chefs has named the shortlisted nominees for the 2022 Awards, which will be announced on 9 June at Magazine London.

After a year when we recognised our culinary heroes, the Awards are returning for 2022 in their usual way. The Craft Guild of Chefs will present a Special Award to the chef who, above all others, has made an outstanding contribution to the industry.

The Craft Guild of Chefs Awards are seen as the chefs’ Oscars recognising the exceptional talent across the whole of our industry – from apprentice and young chefs just starting out to chefs who are established in their careers in hospitality, pubs and restaurants.

The nominees include:

Apprentice Chef Award:

  • Chi-Hin Cheung Gilpin, Hotel and Lake House
  • Grace Hawksley, Gravetye
  • Lola Mayhead, Goodwood

Armed Services Chef Award:

  • Major Shaun Collins-Lindsay, Army
  • WO Jonathan Smith, RAF
  • LCS Matthew Tew, Royal Navy

Banqueting and Event Chef Award:

  • Mark Fletcher, Churche's Mansion, Nantwich
  • Aaron Johnson-Waters, Amadeus
  • Ian Page

Chef Lecturer Award:

  • Darren Creed, Loughborough College
  • Anthony Gascoigne, North Hertfordshire College
  • Jose Souto, Westminster Kingsway College
  • Len Unwin, Sheffield College

Chef’s Favourite Branded Restaurant:

  • Browns Brasserie & Bar
  • Café Rouge
  • Cote Brasserie
  • Miller & Carter
  • Oakman Inns
  • Wagamama

Competition Chef Award:

  • Jamie Gibbs, Absolute Taste
  • Graham Mitchell, The Newmachar Hotel
  • Graham Singer, Compass Group UK & Ireland

Contract Catering Chef Award:

  • Wayne Corbet, 14 Forty UK
  • Karl Griffiths, Sodexo
  • Ottavio Saldarini, Bennett Hay Ltd
  • Steve Wylie, Sodexo

Culinary Hero Award (formerly the People’s Choice Award):

  • David Hearn, Compass Group ESS
  • Gary Kilminster & Robin Dudley, Essential Cuisine
  • Nicole Pisani, Chefs in Schools
  • NHS Chefs Academy
  • Derek Wright, Blackpool Council

Development Chef Award:

  • Vicky Enderson, MSK Ingredients
  • Terry O’Riordan, KetoChefs.co.uk
  • Stephen Scuffell, Gourmet Classics

Innovation in Sustainability

  • Chantelle Nicholson, Apricity
  • Jason Danciger, Hana Group
  • Paul Green, The Torridon

New Restaurant of the Year Award:

  • Sally Abé, The Pem
  • Aji Akokomi, Akoko
  • Alex Payne, Crockers Henley
  • Luke Selby, Evelyn’s Table

Pastry Chef Award:

  • Alistair Birt, Head Chef Harrods
  • Ben Crocker, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club
  • Mark Perkins, Rosewood London
  • Shona Sutherland, Taystful

Pub Restaurant Chef Award:

  • Simon Harris, The Embankment, Bedford (Peach Pubs)
  • Nick Hemming, The Heron Inn, Malpas
  • Nina Matsunaga, The Black Bull, Sedburgh

Public Sector Chef Award:

  • Jake Barwood, Totteridge Academy
  • Ben Morris, Country Court, The Grange
  • Carol Vallejo, Royal Holloway

Restaurant Chef Award:

  • Paul Askew, The Art School
  • Ruth Hansom, The Princess of Shoreditch
  • Dan McGeorge, Rothay Manor

Young Chef Award:

  • AS Shaun Downs, Royal Navy
  • Matthew Gallagher, Hand Picked Hotels
  • Jamie Rowe, Tim’s Bistro

There are limited spaces and the cost per ticket is £195 + VAT, Craft Guild members get BOGOF, go direct to www.cgcawards.co.uk to book your place.

Latest Awards News

20th Apr 2022

Craft Guild opens vote for Culinary Hero Award

By: Edward Waddell
The Craft Guild of Chefs Awards are seen as the chefs’ Oscars recognising the exceptional talent across the whole of our industry. The awards ceremony is taking place on 9 June at Magazine London. The...

More Awards News

17th Feb 2022
The Craft Guild of Chefs Awards are seen as the chefs’ Oscars recognising the exceptional talent across the whole of our...
01st Feb 2022
In the video he said: “The Craft Guild of Chefs, ‘the Oscars of the chef industry’, is inviting people right now to enter and...
16th Dec 2021
There are 15 categories open for nomination to reflect every area of the chef sector, including: Apprentice Chef Award Armed...
24th Sep 2021
The chefs were nominated by their peers and selected as winners by a panel of judges. The awards ceremony took place on...
24th Jun 2021
The Craft Guild of Chefs have chosen to change their awards for 2021 to recognise the work of chefs across the country who...
24th Mar 2020
Andrew Green, chief executive of the Craft Guild of Chefs, said: “During these unprecedented times the Craft Guild of Chefs...
19th Feb 2020
There are 15 categories available for nomination, including the ‘Chef Lecturer Award’, ‘Competition Chef Award’ and new for...
07th Feb 2020
The nomination deadline has been extended for the Craft Guild of Chefs Awards to Wednesday 19 February 2020. The Craft Guild...
03rd Feb 2020
The Craft Guild of Chefs Awards will take place on 11 June 2020 at Magazine London, Greenwich Peninsula. The awards seek to...
25th Nov 2019
The Chef of the Year award recognises the chef who showcases the highest standards of professionalism for food quality and...

More Competitions News

03rd May 2022
The grand finals celebration, with the theme balanced diets and sustainable futures, consisted of a week of challenges where...
29th Apr 2022
The Passion To Inspire competition will take place on 10 May 2022 at West Suffolk College, Bury St Edmunds. Colleges...
25th Apr 2022
After this element of the award was put on hold due to the pandemic, the Craft Guild of Chefs has revealed it is bringing it...
25th Apr 2022
Formally known as the Major Series, the Chef’s Culinary Challenge is one of the industry’s longest standing, most prestigious...
25th Apr 2022
Student chefs Jack Hayes, Max Heath and Rhiannon Siddall won an exclusive trip to Italy with Tilda, along with being named...
25th Apr 2022
He impressed the judges with his menu of fermented barley & whey risotto, wild garlic ricotta, slow cooked duck egg, wild...
22nd Apr 2022
The S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy, a global initiative which is currently searching for the best chefs under 30, surveyed...
14th Apr 2022
Culinary students Jack Hayes, Max Heath and Rhiannon Siddal along with their tutor Andrew Gabbitas have won an ‘educational...
12th Apr 2022
The Riso Gallo UK & Ireland Young Risotto Chef of the Year 2022 is now in its fifth year and is aimed at budding chefs aged...
07th Apr 2022
In total 38 competitors took part in the National Heats stage of the competition putting into practice everything they had...