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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

20th Feb 2020
The overall winner will receive the David Lyell Scholarship, which was set up in memory of the former chairman of Town &...
17th Feb 2020
The British Student Culinary Championships will take place on 27-28 May 2020 at Central Bedfordshire College. The event is...
17th Feb 2020
The team will undertake training in Thai cuisine at the recently launched Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Culinary School and meet five...
17th Feb 2020
The chef team from Hackney included Rebekah Samuels, Jenai Julien and Denique Cole Johnson. Their Indonesian street food...
13th Feb 2020
The live Grand Final will take place at the Hotel, Restaurant & Catering (HRC) Show at ExCeL London on 4 March 2020. The ten...
11th Feb 2020
The S.Pellegrino Young Chef competition saw 134 chefs from all over the world compete in live-cook offs in the 12 Regional...
06th Feb 2020
New chair of judges Paul Ainsworth has collaborated in designing this year’s menu criteria. Competitors are required to...
04th Feb 2020
Hortgro, South African fruit growers, are calling young UK chefs to submit a main course that showcases the South African...
04th Feb 2020
Yew competed against five other finalists and it was her international-inspired take on the quintessential afternoon tea that...
27th Jan 2020
The International Salon Culinaire takes place at the Hotel, Restaurant & Catering Show at ExCeL London from 3-5 March 2020...