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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

28th Oct 2022
The BSCC is one of the UK’s largest live culinary competitions, now in its 24th year. The event is the brainchild of Craft...
28th Oct 2022
Over the last six months Compass has run a series of regional heats around the country, which has seen over 40 chefs showcase...
28th Oct 2022
The competition was established 19 years ago and is the only culinary competition in the UK that recognises professional...
26th Oct 2022
Ash is up against competitors from 31 other countries in the WorldSkills Cooking final in Lucerne from 23-26 October. Ash won...
18th Oct 2022
Marcus, who beat eight other finalists, will be participating in the Grand Finale that will take place in Milan in 2023. The...
13th Oct 2022
Now on its ninth year, the competition is open to all full-time catering students with permanent residency in the UK. There...
27th Sep 2022
The announcement was made at a prestigious 20th anniversary lunch at The Royal Lancaster Hotel in London in front of the...
27th Sep 2022
The overall winner will not only pick up the culinary award, but they will also receive an ‘incredible prize’ of a trip to...
27th Sep 2022
Basten believes competitions such as the Country Range Student Chef Challenge are vital for aspiring chefs as they not only...
14th Sep 2022
Given the national importance and impact of the state funeral on Monday 19th September, we have postponed the cook-off and...