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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

24th Nov 2021

Zest Quest Asia 2022 returning to original format

By: Edward Waddell
The competition, which was founded by restaurateurs Cyrus and Pervin Todiwala with the involvement of Master Chefs of Great Britain, aims to recognise ‘outstanding knowledge and understanding’ of

19th Nov 2021

Salon Culinaire 2022 opens for entries

By: Edward Waddell
The competition will be celebrating its 120th year in 2022 and comprises of over 100 live challenges for chefs of varying levels to test their skills in areas such as plant-forward cooking, seafood

17th Nov 2021

Tilda Chef Team of the Year competition returns

By: Edward Waddell
The competition is run in conjunction with the Craft Guild of Chefs with teams competing for the iconic blue trophy and an all-expenses paid trip to Italy. Tilda is challenging chef duos to embrace a

More Competitions News

06th Oct 2021
Featuring locally sourced and seasonally inspired dishes and drinks, the recipe book has been filled using recipes from front...
28th Sep 2021
The sponsorship is part of the light catering equipment supplier’s ongoing commitment to chefs during every aspect of their...
17th Sep 2021
In total 13 young chefs competed in the Graduate Awards final in either the kitchen or pastry exam. To join the Graduate...
25th Aug 2021
The young chefs, who work in hotels and restaurants across the UK, discovered they reached the final when they received a...
24th Aug 2021
The cookery competition offers the chance for non-professional cooks to gain recognition for their cooking ability and for...
23rd Aug 2021
The competition, which has been running for over a quarter of a century, provides the ultimate test for teams of three full...
17th Aug 2021
The culinary competition aims to push the usual boundaries by placing technology at its centerpiece. Students, working...
17th Aug 2021
The competition is open to anyone on a recognised catering education course (full or part time). Teams of two will compete...
13th Aug 2021
Whittled down from 33 to just 12, the finalists now go on to cook at CORD by Le Cordon Bleu. The final will be aired at a VIP...
10th Aug 2021
The Culinary Association of Wales (CAW) had to cancel the WorldChefs Global Chefs Challenge, which was scheduled to take...