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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

11th Jul 2022
Finishing Touches is a competition organised by LACA in association with the Craft Guild of Chefs. The competition is aimed...
07th Jul 2022
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the competition and the judges are looking for the next person to follow in the...
06th Jul 2022
The all-female team of Caitlin McGrath, Grace McGreal and Riley Monk cooked and served a three-course French menu to four...
01st Jul 2022
The chefs have been recognised for their success in a national or regional competition or have been put forward by a select...
30th Jun 2022
This event offers chefs aged under 25 the chance to improve their culinary skills, build confidence, network with industry...
29th Jun 2022
The competition encourages chefs to share their ‘most exciting, innovative and out the box recipes’ that can be created using...
23rd Jun 2022
The competition, which is sponsored by Young’s Seafood and is celebrating its 25th Anniversary year, was ‘delighted’ to have...
21st Jun 2022
Contestants will be put through their paces in the ‘UK’s toughest ever food competition’ as we celebrate the nation’s...
21st Jun 2022
Harry’s Asian inspired warm seafood starter, featuring Sterling white halibut, was followed by a main course using veal...
20th Jun 2022
The first episode was aired on the Toque d’Or YouTube channel at midday on Friday 17th June, with the successive four...