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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

31st Mar 2022
For this major anniversary year, Kenny Atkinson is asking competitors to produce a three-course celebration menu. The starter...
30th Mar 2022
Competing against hundreds of chefs, over 30 Compass chefs from across the business took part in the UK’s ‘largest and most...
29th Mar 2022
The winning team included chefs Tarisa Reid and William May who impressed the judges with their Caribbean inspired menu that...
28th Mar 2022
Bowman represented Sodexo Live!, the organisations’ sports and leisure segment, making an impression on the competition...
24th Mar 2022
The trio of chefs, under the guidance of lecturer Jeff Mason, triumphed under the watchful eyes of the Craft Guild of Chefs...
21st Mar 2022
Moving forward to the final round are student chefs from Colchester Institute, Loughborough College, North Hertfordshire...
18th Mar 2022
The competition, which has seen almost 200,000 young people aged 12-16 take part since it began in 1999, is backed by Clare...
18th Mar 2022
Whittled down from more than 400 entrants from across the UK, competitors have already completed rigorous selection and...
11th Mar 2022
This year’s competition promises competitors the best line up of judges to date, with Rick Stein, Mitch Tonks, Mark Hix and...
09th Mar 2022
The 90-minute live cook-off will take place at the HRC Show on 21 March 2022 at London ExCeL. With a strong emphasis on plant...