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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

25th Mar 2020

Duo impress judges at Tilda Chef Team of the Year 2020

By: Edward Waddell
The Tilda Chef Team of the Year aims to highlight how ‘innovative’ rice can be, helping chefs to cater for a wide range of food trends. In association with the Craft Guild of Chefs, the new 2020

25th Mar 2020

Toque d'Or Finals and Awards postponed

By: Edward Waddell
Earlier this month it was announced that 24 apprentices and college students reached the Grand Final of the Toque d'Or. The theme for the Toque d'Or 2020 is the relationship between food

More Competitions News

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...
24th Jan 2020
Ainsworth takes over from Gary Jones, executive head chef at Le Manoir, who has led the team of judges for the last three...
17th Jan 2020
The Guild recognises many chefs are beginning their culinary careers later due to national changes to the school leaving age...
16th Jan 2020
Colleges in the UK have competed to win the opportunity to reach the final of the prestigious culinary competition in Jersey...