Skip to main content

Craft Guild of Chefs unveils shortlisted finalists for 2024 Awards

Craft Guild of Chefs unveils shortlisted finalists for 2024 Awards

The Craft Guild of Chefs has unveiled the shortlisted nominees for the 2024 Awards, which will be announced on Monday 24th June at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House in London.

The Craft Guild of Chefs Awards are seen as the chefs’ Oscars recognising the exceptional talent across the whole of our industry – from apprentice and young chefs just starting out to chefs who are established in their careers in hospitality, pubs and restaurants.

In addition to the 15 categories listed below, the Craft Guild of Chefs will also present a Special Award to the chef who, above all others, has made an outstanding contribution to the industry.


Accredited College Restaurant Award:

  • The City of Liverpool College
  • North Warwickshire & South Leicestershire College
  • Sheffield College

Apprentice Chef Award (sponsored by Compass Group):

  • Reece Bosowitz, Apprentice Chef, The Ritz London / Bournemouth & Poole College
  • Jess Miller, Chef de Partie, Chartwells Independent
  • Mylie O'Leary, Army Chef, British Army
  • Lewis Weygang, Chef de Partie, Shepherd Neame

Banqueting & Event Chef Award (sponsored by CleanEvent Services):

  • Paul Bates, Executive Head Chef, Hilton London Metropole
  • Mario Perera, Executive Chef, Dorchester Collection
  • Allen Townsend, Goodwood Executive Chef, Levy Compass Group

Chef Lecturer Award (Grand Cuisine Academy):

  • Mark Belford, Chef Academy Vice Principal, HIT Training Ltd
  • Anthony Gascoigne, Chef Lecturer, North Hertfordshire College
  • Sean Patterson, Chef Lecturer, Farnborough College

Competition Chef Award (sponsored by HRC 2025):

  • Chris Morrell, Senior Chef - Officers' Mess, Royal Air Force
  • Terry O'Riordan, Team Captain, Team GB, Craft Guild of Chefs
  • Grahame Wickham, Head Chef, White Hart, Fyfield

Contract Catering Chef Award (sponsored by PizzaSi):

  • Charlie Becke, Head Chef, BaxterStorey
  • Matt Moseley, Executive Chef, ESS
  • Simon Webb, Hospitality Executive Chef, BaxterStorey

Culinary Hero Award (sponsored by Williams Refrigeration):

  • Daniel Ayton, Culinary Advisor Consultant, Chefbytes - VOTE NOW
  • Alex MacKay, Head Chef, Sofea Nourish and Flourish Kitchen - VOTE NOW
  • Stuart Rose, Executive Chef - Scottish Parliament, Sodexo - VOTE NOW
  • Mathew Shropshall, Chef Lecturer, UCB - College of Food - VOTE NOW
  • Graham Singer, Culinary Director, ESS - VOTE NOW
  • Vivek Singh, Executive Chef & CEO, The Cinnamon Collection - VOTE NOW

Development Chef Award (sponsored by Essential Cuisine):

  • Bob Hayes, Ingredient, Recipe & Menu Manager, ESS
  • Martyn Lee, Development Chef, Waitrose
  • Leanne Turk, Lead Development Chef - Foodbuy Culinary Solutions, Compass Group

New Restaurant of the Year Award (sponsored by Alliance NZ):

  • Yannick Alléno, Pavyllon London
  • Claude Bosi, Brooklands Restaurant
  • Josh Overington, Myse Restaurant
  • Miller Prada, Humo London

Pastry Chef Award (sponsored by Lakeland Dairies):

  • Michael Kwan, Executive Head Pastry Chef, The Dorchester
  • Luis Meza, Executive Pastry Chef, Hilton London Metropole
  • Szilard Szentesi, Head Pastry Chef, Cameron House Loch Lomond

Pub Restaurant Chef Award (sponsored by Bonemasters):

  • Chris Mapp, Head Chef, Owner, The Tickled Trout
  • Luke Payne, Chef Owner, The Pack Horse, Hayfield
  • Daniel Smith, Chef/Owner, Fordwich Arms/Bridge Arms

Public Sector Chef Award (sponsored by Tugo Food Systems):

  • Kath Breckon, Training and Development Chef, North Yorkshire Council
  • Graeme Collie, Executive Chef, King's College London
  • Stuart Pelham, Head Chef, Llys Cyncoed, Care UK

Restaurant Chef Award (Sponsored by Unox):

  • George Blogg, Executive Head Chef, Gravetye Manor Hotel & Restaurant
  • Daniel Rogan, Chef Owner, AO by Daniel Rogan
  • Tom Tsappis, Chef Owner, Killiecrankie House

Street Food Chef Award (sponsored by Major International):

  • Cameron Laidlaw, Chef, Junk Street Food
  • Chris McCall, Head Chef, Alvie Forest Food
  • James Timmins, Owner and Head Chef, Utter Waffle
  • Alec Tomasso, Chef, The Weeping Chef

Young Chef Award (sponsored by Meiko):

  • Lewis Jackson, Commis Pastry Chef, Ritz Hotel
  • Cameron Jones, Chef Cook, Waterside Inn
  • Jonny Smith, Junior Sous Chef, Gravetye Manor Hotel & Restaurant

Other awards to be presented on the night:

  • International Chef Award (sponsored by Cunard)
  • Outstanding Support of Culinary Excellence Award (sponsored by Premier Foods)
  • Special Award (sponsored by Sodexo)
  • Sustainability Excellence Award (sponsored by Rational)


Latest Awards News

08th Apr 2024

Craft Guild of Chefs opens voting for Culinary Hero Award

By: Edward Waddell
The Craft Guild of Chefs Awards are seen as the chefs’ Oscars recognising the exceptional talent across the whole of our industry. The Awards ceremony will take place on Monday 24th June, at the JW...

More Awards News

01st Jul 2016
The Kitchen and Pastry heats took place at the University of West London and University College Birmingham under the watchful...
02nd Jun 2016
The night saw 17 chefs from across the breadth of the hospitality industry, including contract catering, pubs, restaurants...
01st Jun 2016
An audience of 800 industry luminaries saw the likes of the Galvin Brothers, Chris and Jeff, who were awarded the Special...
01st Jun 2016
The Craft Guild of Chefs Awards will take place at the Lancaster London Hotel this evening from 7pm. The timings for the...
25th Apr 2016
Four chefs have been nominated for the award and a public vote has now opened and will close on Friday 6th May at 5pm. Gareth...
14th Apr 2016
Recognised as the ‘Chefs Oscars’, the Guild will recognise and reward the hospitality industry’s leading talent across all...
20th Jan 2016
All nominations must be submitted by 26th February 2016 with the exception of the ‘New Restaurant of the Year Award’ and the...
15th Jun 2015
Vice Presidents of the Craft Guild of Chefs, Steve Munkley and David Mulcahy hosted the ceremony in front of an audience of...
06th Mar 2015
Editor of Cost Sector Catering, David Foad, said: “These annual awards provide a valuable opportunity to celebrate the work...
18th Dec 2014
All nominations must be submitted by 27th February with the exception of the ‘New Restaurant of the Year Award’ and the...

More Competitions News

29th Nov 2023
Each of the three winners received a share of the $15,000 grand prize. The winners include: The winning chef is Ian Tan from...
23rd Nov 2023
Representing Sodexo UK and Ireland, Sharon said: “The standard was very high and I was a little nervous, but I’m used to...
17th Nov 2023
The culinary competition will bring together 22 world finalists, including nine Young Chefs, nine Young Waiters, and four...
15th Nov 2023
The Skills Theatre will allow aspiring and student chefs to demonstrate their skills in live competition and provide a...
06th Nov 2023
The pool of candidates come from across the industry, from pubs and private members’ clubs to Michelin-starred restaurants...
26th Oct 2023
A Passion to Inspire was founded by Murray Chapman in 2009 and was set up to bridge the gap between up and coming catering...
23rd Oct 2023
The event showcased the ‘enormous impact’ of apprenticeships on people seeking and developing a career in hospitality. The...
18th Oct 2023
Held at a Cookery School in Winchester, the contest shows off the company’s best-in-class culinary talent with an opportunity...
17th Oct 2023
Taking place on the 16th November at 3:30pm, Basten will hold a Q&A session to enable interested lecturers and students to...
11th Oct 2023
He took the top spot after a hotly contested final at the University of West London under close surveillance from the panel...