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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

11th Jun 2024

Nestlé Professional crowns 2024 Toque d'Or champions

By: Edward Waddell
Two Michelin-star chef Tommy Banks spearheaded the Back of House (BOH) judging panel and footman at the Royal Household Jupiter Humphrey-Bishop led the Front of House (FOH). Geraldine was the Back of

06th Jun 2024

Young North East chef ‘cooking up a storm’

By: Edward Waddell
Abigail Smith, a commis chef at Rockliffe Hall, recently competed against other chefs to win the title of North East Young Chef of the Year. She was both the youngest entrant and only young woman in

More Competitions News

23rd Nov 2023
Representing Sodexo UK and Ireland, Sharon said: “The standard was very high and I was a little nervous, but I’m used to...
17th Nov 2023
The culinary competition will bring together 22 world finalists, including nine Young Chefs, nine Young Waiters, and four...
15th Nov 2023
The Skills Theatre will allow aspiring and student chefs to demonstrate their skills in live competition and provide a...
06th Nov 2023
The pool of candidates come from across the industry, from pubs and private members’ clubs to Michelin-starred restaurants...
26th Oct 2023
A Passion to Inspire was founded by Murray Chapman in 2009 and was set up to bridge the gap between up and coming catering...
23rd Oct 2023
The event showcased the ‘enormous impact’ of apprenticeships on people seeking and developing a career in hospitality. The...
18th Oct 2023
Held at a Cookery School in Winchester, the contest shows off the company’s best-in-class culinary talent with an opportunity...
17th Oct 2023
Taking place on the 16th November at 3:30pm, Basten will hold a Q&A session to enable interested lecturers and students to...
11th Oct 2023
He took the top spot after a hotly contested final at the University of West London under close surveillance from the panel...
11th Oct 2023
Finalists showcased their skills in an intense cook-off at the University of West London under the eyes of some of the...