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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

11th Jun 2024

Nestlé Professional crowns 2024 Toque d'Or champions

By: Edward Waddell
Two Michelin-star chef Tommy Banks spearheaded the Back of House (BOH) judging panel and footman at the Royal Household Jupiter Humphrey-Bishop led the Front of House (FOH). Geraldine was the Back of

06th Jun 2024

Young North East chef ‘cooking up a storm’

By: Edward Waddell
Abigail Smith, a commis chef at Rockliffe Hall, recently competed against other chefs to win the title of North East Young Chef of the Year. She was both the youngest entrant and only young woman in

More Competitions News

31st May 2024
Twelve chefs from across the UK converged in the market town of Dunstable in Bedfordshire to compete in the UK Curry...
29th May 2024
Founded in partnership with acclaimed chef Michael Caines in 2004, the event has grown to become one of the most respected...
29th May 2024
There were hospital chefs from across the south, including Bristol, Isle of Wight, Hampshire Hospital, Southern Healthcare...
23rd May 2024
This year the criteria focuses on demonstrating excellent culinary skills across all disciplines, the creative use of local...
23rd May 2024
Representing the Culinary Association of Wales (CAW), the team finished third overall against eight other countries in the...
16th May 2024
The Graduate Award is a practical and theory exam which is aimed at chefs aged under 25 who are looking to test their skills...
08th May 2024
Ruby, who completed a BTEC in Hospitality at Cardiff and Vale College and now works at Lucknam Park Hotel and Spa near Bath...
08th May 2024
Toque d’Or Grand Finals week The challenge was part of an action-packed Toque d’Or Grand Finals week, comprising a series of...
07th May 2024
The Craft Guild of Chefs recently spoke to Ieuan Davies on an Instagram live. He was the first chef to achieve the pastry and...
07th May 2024
The agenda was meticulously crafted to showcase the best of Liverpool's food scene while providing ample opportunities for...