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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

21st Jun 2022

Gordon Ramsay opens entry to cooking competition series

By: Edward Waddell
Contestants will be put through their paces in the ‘UK’s toughest ever food competition’ as we celebrate the nation’s culinary excellence. After a series of weekly eliminations whoever impresses

20th Jun 2022

Toque d’Or TV to showcase competition for first time

By: Edward Waddell
The first episode was aired on the Toque d’Or YouTube channel at midday on Friday 17th June, with the successive four episodes released at the same time over the following four Fridays. The grand

09th Jun 2022

Lakeland Dairies sponsors Graduate Awards

By: Edward Waddell
The prestigious Graduate Scheme is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with an enhanced programme devised by the panel of judges, including Steve Munkley, Russell Bateman and Will Torrent

More Competitions News

08th Jun 2022
Eight Compass apprentice chefs battled it out at the annual Compass Chef of the Year culinary final, held at the Compass...
06th Jun 2022
The International Salon Culinaire is the UK’s largest programme of culinary competitions with hundreds of different events...
26th May 2022
Sally Abe, Lisa Goodwin Allen, Jason Atherton, Claude Bosi, Sat Bains, Skye Gyngell and Francesco Mazzei have all come on...
25th May 2022
Harry was third in the Craft Guild of Chefs Young National Chef of the Year final in 2020 and was runner up in the Junior...
24th May 2022
It has also allowed more chefs the opportunity to enter the UK’s most prestigious culinary competition by extending its...
18th May 2022
Sam has been encouraged by his fiancée Bryony Holmes, whom he is to wed on 23 May, to compete in Global Chefs Challenge Final...
17th May 2022
In a bid to achieve the pass mark in the 20th year of the event, chefs will be using a range of inspiring mentoring videos...
16th May 2022
The winners Drew Denington, Josh Amos-Terzza (Kitchen) and Jasmin Boughen (FOH) as well as lecturer Paul Smith will now be...
03rd May 2022
The grand finals celebration, with the theme balanced diets and sustainable futures, consisted of a week of challenges where...
29th Apr 2022
The Passion To Inspire competition will take place on 10 May 2022 at West Suffolk College, Bury St Edmunds. Colleges...