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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

25th May 2021
On 21 May 2021 Lynch cooked her signature two-course dinner party menu of Vietnamese chicken & sweetcorn curry and yoozoo...
24th May 2021
This allows competitors more time to work on their menus. The Guild wanted to relieve some of the pressure chefs are feeling...
21st May 2021
Until 31 May, the foodservice brand will be accepting entries giving chefs the chance to win a commercial kitchen appliance...
20th May 2021
With a two night trip to Italy to win, as well as the Tilda blue trophy up for grabs, chefs can register for the competition...
18th May 2021
The Cacao Barry Pastry Challenge, in partnership with Compass Group UK & Ireland, saw chefs prepare four pieces of an...
17th May 2021
Six chefs from across the businesses competed in a final to win the title and the opportunity for their dish to be cooked at...
14th May 2021
The Major Seafood Challenge, in partnership with Compass Group UK & Ireland, saw chefs create and cook a seafood main dish...
11th May 2021
The live final will take place in May 2021 in four London venues to discover the best young chef and young waiter in the UK...
05th May 2021
The heats saw 112 back of house students, apprentices and young professionals from across the country compete for their place...
29th Apr 2021
Due to large amounts of the hospitality industry still being closed, the Craft Guild of Chefs has extended its deadline for...