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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

05th Aug 2021
A separate entry form must be completed for each competitor and submitted by post to reach the Craft Guild of Chefs by the...
03rd Aug 2021
This year the competition judges included former Toque d’Or winner Julie Jones and MasterChef the Professionals winner Louisa...
26th Jul 2021
Celebrating one of the most iconic dishes found on menus across the country, the Great Roast competition returns in 2021 for...
23rd Jul 2021
The overall winners of the Young Chef Young Waiter UK and China & South East Asia competition for 2020, were: Peter Meechan...
19th Jul 2021
For the next round, these 33 will be invited to present a small signature dish of their choice via video which should reflect...
15th Jul 2021
The criteria for the three courses centres around ‘British themed dishes’ with a twist. Here, the ‘sky is the limit’ for a...
07th Jul 2021
The heats were were observed by former National Chef of the Year winner, Russell Bateman who heads up the Kitchen exam and...
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...