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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

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

13th Feb 2024

Team GB secures five gold medals at Culinary Olympics

By: Edward Waddell
The ten competing Team GB members were managed by Peter Joyner and included chef captain Terry O’Riordan, and team chefs Wayne Corbett, Simon Webb, Nicola Harper, Yoana Marinova, Grahame Wickham, Rick

12th Feb 2024

Young Restaurant Team of the Year unveils semi-finalists

By: Edward Waddell
Vicky Enderson, chair of judges, commented: "A challenging innovation brief based on classical Escoffier dishes was taken on and we are delighted with our eight teams for the semi-final.” The semi

More Competitions News

22nd Aug 2023
The winners also followed ‘bean to cup’ journeys, experiencing regenerative farming in coffee and cocoa farms, before seeing...
16th Aug 2023
It is an ‘invaluable opportunity’ for chefs looking to gain first-hand experience within some of the world's most renowned...
11th Aug 2023
Headline partner, Lumina is inviting the semi-finalists to adapt their original lamb dish for the opportunity to take the...
08th Aug 2023
The workshop for this year’s NCOTY semi-finalists and Craft Guild Graduate Award finalists included innovative sensory...
04th Aug 2023
And there were awards for those scoring highest in each of the three categories, who were announced as the Royal Academy of...
28th Jul 2023
Finalists received their exclusive chef’s jacket from Continental Chef Supplies (CCS) in the post, sealing the deal that they...
27th Jul 2023
The finalists have received a celebratory bottle of champagne, courtesy of Hallgarten & Novum Wines and Champagne Collet...
24th Jul 2023
The competition is open to junior and senior student chefs of varying skill levels. Entrants will receive coaching from some...
14th Jul 2023
The three winners were announced at a special awards ceremony at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Birmingham. The...
10th Jul 2023
Run in collaboration with the Craft Guild of Chefs, who provide competition-standard judging and vital feedback to the...