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

President
Vice Admiral Tony Johnstone-Burt, CB, OBE

Key Representatives:

National Chairman
Lee Maycock

National Vice Chairman
Ian Nottage

Director of Operations
Andrew Green

National Treasurer
Jane Jonson

National Secretary
Matt Owens

Committee of Management:

Corporate Events
Vacancy

Culinary
Christopher Basten

Education
Professor David Foskett MBE

Social Events
Maria Drury

General Committee Members

  • Mark Reynolds
  • Alan Paton
  • Gary Hunter
  • Fergus Martin
  • Michael Eyre
  • Trish Caddy
  • Mark Rigby

Division Representatives:

London Division
Francois Ginther

Jersey Division
Dave Chalk

Guernsey Division
Vacancy

Vice Presidents:

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

Trustees:
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
Richmond
Surrey
TW9 3NB
Telephone: 0208 948 3870
Email: enquiries@craftguildofchefs.org

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