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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

09th Oct 2019

Wessex Salon Culinaire showcases student chefs

By: Edward Waddell
Gold award recipients included Louis Haynes from Brockenhurst College for the risotto challenge, Samantha Gibb from Brooklands College for the afternoon tea pastries, Shanay Thomas from central

09th Oct 2019

Craft Guild crowns Young National Chef of the Year 2020

By: Edward Waddell
The ten finalists were asked to create two different vegetarian or vegan canapés for the starter and a Norwegian cod main course garnished and served with a hot, warm or cold sauce. The finalists

More Competitions News

20th Jun 2018
Described by competition organiser, David Mulcahy as a ‘phenomenal day,’ he praised the chefs for making this year’s heats...
18th Jun 2018
With close to 300 entries, the two-day event is one of the biggest and most exciting competitions in the UK and is divided...
13th Jun 2018
As well as showcasing students’ skills, competitions like the Major Series can go a long way towards improving their...
30th May 2018
Of the 60 entrants, 24 were invited to cook in the London or Sheffield heat last week (23 May), and all currently work in...
25th May 2018
Having gone head-to-head against the six other finalists, 23 year-old Gabriel impressed judges with his “dogged determination...
18th May 2018
After an intensive day of judging, the Craft Guild of Chefs has revealed the 40 chefs we are taking through to the next stage...
11th May 2018
Open to chefs aged 23 and under, the Kitchen and Pastry Graduate examinations were founded by Craft Guild Vice-President,...
30th Apr 2018
Another day of “exciting heats” saw catering students from New College Durham and Hartlepool College take to the kitchen, as...
29th Mar 2018
Created to “provide formal recognition of young chefs’s culinary excellence,” the Graduate Awards are open to chefs under the...
28th Mar 2018
With a hugely anticipated wedding taking place on the 19 th May and with the Craft Guild of Chefs being under Royal Patronage...