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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

26th Feb 2024

Major Series Challenge 2024 unveils eight finalists

By: Edward Waddell
In the final, the eight competitors will be required to prepare, cook and present three portions of a main course suitable for a fine dining/brasserie menu within 60 minutes. At least one Major

19th Feb 2024

Compass celebrates 26 medal haul at Culinary Olympics

By: Edward Waddell
The IKA/Culinary Olympics is the oldest, largest and most diverse international culinary arts competition in the world. Nick Vadis, culinary director at Compass Group UK & Ireland and Team Coach said

More Competitions News

17th Oct 2023
Taking place on the 16th November at 3:30pm, Basten will hold a Q&A session to enable interested lecturers and students to...
11th Oct 2023
He took the top spot after a hotly contested final at the University of West London under close surveillance from the panel...
11th Oct 2023
Finalists showcased their skills in an intense cook-off at the University of West London under the eyes of some of the...
09th Oct 2023
The annual competition has awarded ten teams composed of three students and their tutor with a first prize ‘trip of a...
29th Sep 2023
Held at the Compass Group headquarters in Chertsey, each finalist was presented with a box of mystery ingredients and then...
20th Sep 2023
The German manufacturer will be equipping the 16 competition kitchens with premium cooking appliances, including the...
15th Sep 2023
Hosted at the Waitrose Food Innovation Studio, the finalist mentor day is a ‘pivotal cornerstone’ of the competition as it...
12th Sep 2023
The results were revealed at a VIP Awards evening at Fortnum & Mason in front of examiners, sponsors, the media and industry...
08th Sep 2023
The annual mentor day brought competitors, judges, organisers and sponsors under one roof to prepare for the final which will...
05th Sep 2023
Mulcahy, food innovation & sustainability director at Sodexo UK & Ireland, said: "It is truly an honour to become chairman of...