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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

07th Aug 2020

Craft Guild of Chefs names ten finalists for NCOTY

By: Edward Waddell
The ten chefs will now compete for the 2021 NCOTY crown in a cook-off at Le Cordon Bleu in September. David Mulcahy, organiser of the competition, said: “There is no doubt that finding a way to make

05th Aug 2020

Plans progressing well for the Graduate Awards 2020

By: Edward Waddell
Munkley was determined to ensure young chefs have the opportunity to develop their skills and promote their talent, despite the setbacks caused by Covid-19. He said: “Since March, the hospitality

More Competitions News

08th Feb 2019
Having competed against seven other ‘talented’ finalists, Royle impressed judges with her butternut squash and cumin soup...
06th Feb 2019
Despite the cold British weather, organisers are focusing on warmer times as competitors are required to produce a creative...
28th Jan 2019
Since launching in 2002, we have thus far seen 69 chefs pass the Graduate Award with former achievers going on to win Young...
24th Jan 2019
Open to culinary colleges across the UK, the 11-man teams (comprising kitchen and restaurant students) will now go head-to...
15th Jan 2019
Going head-to-head to be named National Chef of Wales 2019 are colleagues Matthew Ramsdale (26), Sam Griffiths (24) and...
10th Dec 2018
As Craft Guild chairman of judges, Basten is heavily involved in the annual contest and said the organisers wanted to make...
10th Dec 2018
Open to full-time hospitality and catering students across the UK, the company said the extension will allow entrants to...
10th Dec 2018
Run in collaboration with the Craft Guild of Chefs, the annual contest is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and the...
21st Nov 2018
As well as providing students of varying levels the chance to experience the competition arena first-hand, it develops new...
29th Oct 2018
Open to aspiring chefs under the age of 21, entries must be submitted by 30 November as the live final takes place 23 January...