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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

04th Nov 2020

Student Watercress Challenge announces winner

By: Edward Waddell
The competition aimed to engage students with their lecturers to have fun with watercress and to ‘inspire’ their culinary knowledge. Murray Chapman, director of ‘A Passion to Inspire’, commented:

03rd Nov 2020

Compass announces Chef of the Year winner

By: Edward Waddell
Operating in a Covid-19 safe format chefs from across the business pitted their skills against one another at West Herts College at the end of October. The senior chefs had two hours to create a three

More Competitions News

22nd Oct 2020
His dish of roasted lamb rump, slow cooked lamb shoulder, watercress crumb, watercress puree, warm potato salad, roasted...
19th Oct 2020
The online cooking competition will take place on 27 October and it aims to give student chefs a first taste of competition...
07th Oct 2020
The kitchen heat recently took place at the Royal Garden Hotel in London with the pastry heat being completed at Lakefield...
30th Sep 2020
As part of Hospitality Week the NCOTY final, which took place at Le Cordon Bleu earlier this month, was streamed to hundreds...
30th Sep 2020
The focus for this year’s competition was on sustainability and chefs had to incorporate ingredients from the Knorr Future 50...
29th Sep 2020
Nick Vadis, culinary director at Compass UK & Ireland, said he was thrilled to be partnering with Salon Culinaire, which...
29th Sep 2020
To enter chefs must create a dish using watercress and post a picture with a description on social media using...
16th Sep 2020
First prize went to Ryan Plummer of Colchester Institute for his King Prawn Tempura Starter served with a mango, red onion...
15th Sep 2020
In a live virtual awards ceremony hosted on YouTube, the awards took place on Friday, September 11th and were watched by...
24th Aug 2020
The Culinary Association of Wales (CAW) and its partners, the International Convention Centre (ICC) Wales, the Celtic Manor...