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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

16th Nov 2022

International Salon Culinaire 2023 opens for entries

By: Edward Waddell
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

14th Nov 2022

BM names Chef of the Year 2022

By: Edward Waddell
More than 20 chefs from across the company entered the competition by submitting a seasonal menu for 20 guests. The entries were whittled down to a final four, who competed in a live cook-off at a BM

More Competitions News

01st Nov 2022
He served up an impressive menu of Butter Poached Pollock, Radish and Oscietra followed by Lake District Young Fallow...
01st Nov 2022
Mae created a starter of Mayfield Hen’s egg with mushroom, lemongrass and ginger tea. Her main course was Confit salted...
28th Oct 2022
The BSCC is one of the UK’s largest live culinary competitions, now in its 24th year. The event is the brainchild of Craft...
28th Oct 2022
Over the last six months Compass has run a series of regional heats around the country, which has seen over 40 chefs showcase...
28th Oct 2022
The competition was established 19 years ago and is the only culinary competition in the UK that recognises professional...
26th Oct 2022
Ash is up against competitors from 31 other countries in the WorldSkills Cooking final in Lucerne from 23-26 October. Ash won...
18th Oct 2022
Marcus, who beat eight other finalists, will be participating in the Grand Finale that will take place in Milan in 2023. The...
13th Oct 2022
Now on its ninth year, the competition is open to all full-time catering students with permanent residency in the UK. There...
27th Sep 2022
The announcement was made at a prestigious 20th anniversary lunch at The Royal Lancaster Hotel in London in front of the...
27th Sep 2022
The overall winner will not only pick up the culinary award, but they will also receive an ‘incredible prize’ of a trip to...