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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

07th Aug 2020

Craft Guild of Chefs names ten finalists for NCOTY

By: Edward Waddell
The ten chefs will now compete for the 2021 NCOTY crown in a cook-off at Le Cordon Bleu in September. David Mulcahy, organiser of the competition, said: “There is no doubt that finding a way to make

05th Aug 2020

Plans progressing well for the Graduate Awards 2020

By: Edward Waddell
Munkley was determined to ensure young chefs have the opportunity to develop their skills and promote their talent, despite the setbacks caused by Covid-19. He said: “Since March, the hospitality

More Competitions News

10th Mar 2020
The BSCC will be one of the UK’s largest live culinary competitions offering a platform for student chefs to gain their first...
10th Mar 2020
The theme for this year’s competition is French Gastronomy and the guest judge will be Pierre Koffmann. The semi-finals of...
09th Mar 2020
The three Heat 2020 finalists are Farnborough College, South Eastern College from Bangor College and the Jersey team from...
06th Mar 2020
The three culinary students, Chi-Hin Cheung, Talent Sibindi and Beth Disley-Jones, impressed judges with their ‘inventive’...
06th Mar 2020
He was one of nine finalists who competed in a live cook off at this year’s Hotel, Restaurant and Catering (HRC) show at...
06th Mar 2020
The six finalists include: Victoria Hollingsworth - The Gleneagles Hotel. Ruth Dowie - Ayrshire College. Chloe Hammond -...
02nd Mar 2020
College and apprentice chefs have been challenged to create a three-course menu for six covers. Young’s Seafood will provide...
02nd Mar 2020
The YCYW competition aims to showcase the best young chefs and waiters in the UK. Past winners include Raymond Blanc, Heston...
02nd Mar 2020
All around the world Le Cordon bleu will celebrate the 125th anniversary and their ‘passion for gastronomy’. The Future...
21st Feb 2020
The deadline extension enables chefs who have been trialling their new vegan dishes at the start of the year to enter online...