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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

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...
03rd Oct 2018
Judged by 21 of the UK’s leading chefs, the panel, once again overseen by Gary Jones (executive chef of Belmond Le Manoir aux...
26th Sep 2018
When judging National Chef of the Year entries, it was found that Campbell had not only entered the competition, but his menu...
03rd Sep 2018
Regarded as one of the hardest skills tests in the industry, a total 14 chefs undertook the final kitchen or pastry exams -...