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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

16th Jan 2023

Zest Quest Asia reveals 2023 finalists

By: Edward Waddell
Teams from Cheshire College South & West, North Hertfordshire College, UHI North Highland College (Dornoch), The Sheffield College, University College Birmingham and the University of West London will

11th Jan 2023

Foster supports team UK at ‘World Cup of Cooking’

By: Edward Waddell
Aiming to improve on the UK’s highest ever finish of fourth, over the past few months team UK has been preparing at a purpose-built test kitchen in Westminster Kingsway College. The new British made

More Competitions News

09th Dec 2022
She said: “It’s been an utterly amazing year with so much happening and so many positives. Competing in and winning the...
01st Dec 2022
To enter, chefs must work at an establishment or study at a college for a catering qualification within Wales or be of Welsh...
30th Nov 2022
The candidate should be working in a hotel or restaurant kitchen, banqueting, college student or within any corporate or...
24th Nov 2022
The competition, which is organised in collaboration with the Craft Guild of Chefs, has been running for 25 years and has...
16th Nov 2022
Next year’s edition of the competition will see the return of popular categories including the NHS 4 Nations Chef Challenge...
14th Nov 2022
More than 20 chefs from across the company entered the competition by submitting a seasonal menu for 20 guests. The entries...
08th Nov 2022
During the interview Ramsay said: “Winning National Chef of the Year for me at the age of 25 gave me not just the platform...
07th Nov 2022
From 1st December to 16th January 2023 chefs from across the UK & Ireland are invited to submit their lamb recipes for a...
01st Nov 2022
He served up an impressive menu of Butter Poached Pollock, Radish and Oscietra followed by Lake District Young Fallow...
01st Nov 2022
Mae created a starter of Mayfield Hen’s egg with mushroom, lemongrass and ginger tea. Her main course was Confit salted...