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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

17th Sep 2021

Five talented chefs pass Graduate Awards exam

By: Edward Waddell
In total 13 young chefs competed in the Graduate Awards final in either the kitchen or pastry exam. To join the Graduate Awards hall of fame, the chefs had to achieve a pass mark of 85%. Despite the

23rd Aug 2021

Country Range Student Chef Challenge returns

By: Edward Waddell
The competition, which has been running for over a quarter of a century, provides the ultimate test for teams of three full-time hospitality and catering students from colleges around the UK. The

More Competitions News

07th Jul 2021
The heats were were observed by former National Chef of the Year winner, Russell Bateman who heads up the Kitchen exam and...
24th Jun 2021
Chefs were tasked with submitting their ‘hero summer dish’ to be in with a chance of winning a commercial kitchen appliance...
24th Jun 2021
They will be joined by judges including Michelin star chef Theo Randall, Theo Randall at the InterContinental and Simon King...
22nd Jun 2021
The Lamb Challenge, sponsored by Bidfood, asked chefs to create and cook a main course lamb dish using any cut of lamb with...
14th Jun 2021
The winning team from 14forty- the facilities management multiservice specialist at Compass Group UK & Ireland- included...
08th Jun 2021
She created a white chocolate bavarois with lemon puree, crisp lemon sponge, dill, pickled cucumber served in a decorated...
07th Jun 2021
The finalists will have 45 minutes to prepare four portions of a main course and dessert using rice at the heart of both...
04th Jun 2021
The Graduate Awards offer chefs aged under 25 the chance to improve their culinary skills, build confidence and the...
03rd Jun 2021
Seventeen shortlisted finalists, across the three age groups, attended Bournemouth & Poole College to cook their signature...
26th May 2021
Lake District based head chef McGeorge won the last course at the banquet with his dessert. ‘Give A Dog A Bone’ celebrates...