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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

27th Jan 2014
National Chef of the Year was launched in 1972 and has seen the cream of the UK culinary world take the title. Previous...
27th Jan 2014
Successful candidates will have to pass a number of culinary challenges in a high-pressured environment. Those that reach the...
27th Jan 2014
The first heat takes place on February 7 at South Devon College in Paignton, and the second heat is scheduled to take place...
23rd Jan 2014
Blossomfield Infant and Nursery School in Solihull was the first of six UK schools to pilot the scheme from the fledgling...
23rd Jan 2014
Welcoming back Uncle Ben’s and Dolmio, Premier, Marks and Spencer and Reynolds, which all supported last year’s scheme,...
22nd Jan 2014
These teams will now compete in a live cook-off at one of seven heats held across the UK, including Northern Ireland where...
04th Dec 2013
2013 National Chef of the Year, Hayden Groves and Young National Chef of the Year, Ben Champkin are just two of the high...
26th Nov 2013
The 12 finalists earned their place in the national final of the charity’s annual cooking contest by working their way...
25th Nov 2013
His top prize is a week-long stage working with executive chef Andrew Fairlie at the two Michelin-starred Gleneagles. The...
22nd Nov 2013
We have now opened our annual search for chefs who are champing at the bit for the chance to test their skills on a big stage...