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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

07th Jul 2021

Craft Guild reveals 13 finalists for Graduate Awards

By: Edward Waddell
The heats were were observed by former National Chef of the Year winner, Russell Bateman who heads up the Kitchen exam and the chief pastry examiner, Will Torrent. Over the next few months finalists

08th Jun 2021

Young Pastry Chef of the Year 2020/21 crowns winner

By: Edward Waddell
She created a white chocolate bavarois with lemon puree, crisp lemon sponge, dill, pickled cucumber served in a decorated white chocolate shell and Rye meringue. Due to Covid-19 only 3 finalists

More Competitions News

04th Jun 2021
The Graduate Awards offer chefs aged under 25 the chance to improve their culinary skills, build confidence and the...
03rd Jun 2021
Seventeen shortlisted finalists, across the three age groups, attended Bournemouth & Poole College to cook their signature...
26th May 2021
Lake District based head chef McGeorge won the last course at the banquet with his dessert. ‘Give A Dog A Bone’ celebrates...
25th May 2021
On 21 May 2021 Lynch cooked her signature two-course dinner party menu of Vietnamese chicken & sweetcorn curry and yoozoo...
24th May 2021
This allows competitors more time to work on their menus. The Guild wanted to relieve some of the pressure chefs are feeling...
21st May 2021
Until 31 May, the foodservice brand will be accepting entries giving chefs the chance to win a commercial kitchen appliance...
20th May 2021
With a two night trip to Italy to win, as well as the Tilda blue trophy up for grabs, chefs can register for the competition...
18th May 2021
The Cacao Barry Pastry Challenge, in partnership with Compass Group UK & Ireland, saw chefs prepare four pieces of an...
17th May 2021
Six chefs from across the businesses competed in a final to win the title and the opportunity for their dish to be cooked at...
14th May 2021
The Major Seafood Challenge, in partnership with Compass Group UK & Ireland, saw chefs create and cook a seafood main dish...