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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

11th Mar 2021
Launched in January 2021, the Zest Quest Asia Tilda Challenge attracted more than 90 entries from over 20 colleges. So high...
09th Mar 2021
It is the final call for entries as registrations officially close on 16 March 2021. The competition aims to ‘inspire’ the...
01st Mar 2021
In previous years the entry task consisted of a practical assignment but this year participants will be asked to complete a...
25th Feb 2021
Overall 1,100 students and nearly 70 lecturers in 21 colleges across the UK have taken part in interactive seminars covering...
19th Feb 2021
Both judges will lend their expertise to a cohort of up to 320 youngsters throughout the heats when the competition kicks off...
17th Feb 2021
Tilda, headline sponsor of the virtual competition, has organised tutorials for over 900 students on the role rice plays in...
09th Feb 2021
Rupert Rowley from MSK commented: “Maia entered a gluten free rhubarb and custard mille feuille, the dish presentation was...
09th Feb 2021
The ‘Sechuan Button Challenge’ invites chefs to create dishes featuring an edible flower that creates a ‘tingle with a...
03rd Feb 2021
Event organiser Montgomery Group wanted to ensure they are still proving an opportunity for chefs around the country to...
02nd Feb 2021
The competition is open to everyone from chefs to home cooks and aims to encourage sustainability and minimise food waste...