About Us

Established in 1965 as a Guild of the Cookery and Food Association, the Craft Guild of Chefs has developed into the leading Chefs’ Association in the UK and has many members worldwide.

Our members come from all aspects of the foodservice and hospitality sectors working in a wide variety of positions from students and trainees to top management. No other association boasts such a broad and experienced membership.

Our aims and objectives
As an association representing the interest of chefs, our aims are clear:

To increase standards of professional cooking through greater awareness, education and training

To develop careers and prospects of our members

To help members develop and maintain their knowledge, skills and ability

To promote and participate in all levels of craft skills competitions in the UK and internationally

To work with industry, education and the media to win greater recognition for chefs and their profession

To endorse and promote the use of British and European produce, working with suppliers and manufacturers to create innovative menus and recipe ideas

Royal Patron
HRH the Countess of Wessex GCVO

Vice Admiral Tony Johnstone-Burt, CB, OBE DL

Key Representatives:

National Chairman
Andrew Bennett MBE

National Vice Chairman
Matt Owens 

Chief Executive
Andrew Green

National Treasurer
Jane Jonson

National Secretary
Maria Drury

Committee of Management:

Corporate Events
Alison Cullin-Woodcock 

Christopher Basten

Professor David Foskett MBE

Social Events

General Committee Members

  • Mark Reynolds
  • Fergus Martin
  • Gary Hunter
  • Michael Eyre
  • Alan Paton
  • Matt Wilby

Division Representatives:

London Division
Maria Drury

Jersey Division
Dave Chalk

Vice Presidents:

  • Steve Scuffell (Chairman)
  • John Retallick
  • Giovanni Fontebasso
  • Pauline Tucker
  • Duncan Holloway
  • David Mulcahy
  • Steve Munkley
  • Don Irwin
  • Nick Vadis
  • Roy Perrett
  • Geoff Acott, MBE
  • Andrew Green 
  • Christopher Basten

Pauline Tucker (Senior)
Steve Scuffell
Duncan Holloway

Rules and Regulations
For a copy of the Craft Guild of Chefs Rules and Regulations click here for the pdf.

Contact Us
The Craft Guild of Chefs
1 Victoria Parade
331 Sandycombe Road
Telephone: 0208 948 3870
Email: enquiries@craftguildofchefs.org

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