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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

12th Jan 2021

Zest Quest Asia announces virtual competition

By: Edward Waddell
Students have been tasked with embracing Asia’s culinary history and traditions to create one dish (either a starter, main or dessert) using Tilda Rice as a key ingredient. After creating their dish

06th Jan 2021

MSK launches Rhubarb and Ultratex Challenge

By: Edward Waddell
The culinary competition is open to chefs who are 21-years-old or under and those competing will be invited to join a live MSK webinar masterclass on rhubarb and ultratex. David McKown, director of

04th Jan 2021

Zest Quest Asia spin-off plans revealed

By: Edward Waddell
The competition has secured sponsorship from Tilda Foodservice, gold sponsors of Zest Quest Asia since the launch of the competition seven years ago. Cyrus Todiwala said: “The pandemic has made

More Competitions News

17th Dec 2020
In total 12 young chefs competed in the Graduate Awards finals in either the kitchen or pastry exam. To join the Graduate...
17th Dec 2020
Having finished third in the final last year Griffiths was delighted to receive the news and trophy from Culinary Association...
17th Dec 2020
Osborne received a visit from Arwyn Watkins, president of the Culinary Association of Wales, who presented the young chef...
16th Dec 2020
The 16 UK finalists and nine China/South East Asian finalists were selected by UK head judge Theo Randall, UK head waiter...
10th Dec 2020
On 8 December 12 young chefs completed the final exam in kitchen or pastry at the University of West London. The competition...
09th Nov 2020
The Culinary Association of Wales (CAW) and its partners, the International Convention Centre Wales (ICC Wales), the Celtic...
04th Nov 2020
The competition aimed to engage students with their lecturers to have fun with watercress and to ‘inspire’ their culinary...
03rd Nov 2020
The cooking competition took place on 27 October 2020 and aimed to give young chefs a taste of competition experience. There...
03rd Nov 2020
Operating in a Covid-19 safe format chefs from across the business pitted their skills against one another at West Herts...
28th Oct 2020
The cooking competition offers the chance for non-professional chefs to gain recognition for their cooking ability. The...