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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

04th Jul 2023
The winning team consisted of Olivia James, Amy Phillips and Luke Smith who created and served a Nordic themed menu with...
03rd Jul 2023
The Grand Finals consisted of four days of sustainability-inspired challenges, which gave the 12 finalists the opportunity to...
29th Jun 2023
Throughout the day, competitors have been nervously awaiting a courier delivery with a Continental Chef Supplies (CCS) jacket...
26th Jun 2023
In the Kitchen heats, the chefs had to complete a paper exam where the questions related to both classical and modern cookery...
12th Jun 2023
Candidates are required to create a starter dish using fresh Norwegian cod that is suitably garnished and served. Lisa wants...
09th Jun 2023
Awards were made to the standard achieved. Where a standard is not reached, no award will be made. The awards include: Gold...
01st Jun 2023
The eight finalists were tasked with preparing and presenting their dishes within a four hour timescale. The finalists...
22nd May 2023
The 48 students who competed at the heats enjoyed a ‘learning experience of a lifetime’. Back of house students were tasked...
18th May 2023
The annual culinary competition, which recognises the ‘exceptional gastronomic talent’ within Aramark from across the globe...
12th May 2023
The Graduate Award is a practical and theory exam which is aimed at chefs aged under 25 who are looking to test their skills...