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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

26th Feb 2024

Major Series Challenge 2024 unveils eight finalists

By: Edward Waddell
In the final, the eight competitors will be required to prepare, cook and present three portions of a main course suitable for a fine dining/brasserie menu within 60 minutes. At least one Major

19th Feb 2024

Compass celebrates 26 medal haul at Culinary Olympics

By: Edward Waddell
The IKA/Culinary Olympics is the oldest, largest and most diverse international culinary arts competition in the world. Nick Vadis, culinary director at Compass Group UK & Ireland and Team Coach said

13th Feb 2024

Team GB secures five gold medals at Culinary Olympics

By: Edward Waddell
The ten competing Team GB members were managed by Peter Joyner and included chef captain Terry O’Riordan, and team chefs Wayne Corbett, Simon Webb, Nicola Harper, Yoana Marinova, Grahame Wickham, Rick

More Competitions News

12th Feb 2024
Vicky Enderson, chair of judges, commented: "A challenging innovation brief based on classical Escoffier dishes was taken on...
08th Feb 2024
For 2024, the Craft Guild of Chefs is proud to unveil a new Chair of Pastry Examiners with executive chef at Pennyhill Park...
05th Feb 2024
When speaking at the Craft Guild of Chefs Business Partners Lunch, Joyner said: “We now are working hard towards the next big...
01st Feb 2024
The event provides a chance for healthcare chefs to showcase their skills and talent. The competition is also an opportunity...
31st Jan 2024
The pair both won gold medals for Gabbi’s three-course vegetarian menu with judges scoring their dishes at 90% or over. The...
26th Jan 2024
The final was held at the Welsh International Culinary Championships (WICC), organised by the Culinary Association of Wales...
26th Jan 2024
The final was held at the Welsh International Culinary Championships (WICC), organised by the Culinary Association of Wales...
25th Jan 2024
The candidate should be working in a hotel or restaurant kitchen, banqueting, college student or within any corporate or...
17th Jan 2024
Applications for the 2024 series are now open. Criteria for entry: Entrants must be 20-year-old or above (as of 25th April...
15th Jan 2024
Entrants have been asked to complete a simple entry form, detailing why they have chosen their selected dish and why they...