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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 Nov 2022

International Salon Culinaire 2023 opens for entries

By: Edward Waddell
Next year’s edition of the competition will see the return of popular categories including the NHS 4 Nations Chef Challenge, the Alaska Seafood Masters, Stadium Experience Chef Team of the Year and

14th Nov 2022

BM names Chef of the Year 2022

By: Edward Waddell
More than 20 chefs from across the company entered the competition by submitting a seasonal menu for 20 guests. The entries were whittled down to a final four, who competed in a live cook-off at a BM

More Competitions News

16th Feb 2022
The competition will be held at HRC on Tuesday 22 March between 14.00–15.30pm and seeks entries from teams consisting of...
11th Feb 2022
The competition supports all skills from produce to kitchen preparation as well as cocktails and wine service. Two heats have...
10th Feb 2022
As part of HRC’s (Hotel, Restaurant & Catering) Salon Culinaire and in conjunction with the Craft Guild of Chefs, Tilda Chef...
07th Feb 2022
The finals will be held at the Welsh International Culinary Championships (WICC), hosted by Grŵp Llandrillo Menai’s campus in...
02nd Feb 2022
David Foad: Now you’ve had a bit of time to take it all in, can you tell us how it felt when you were announced as the winner...
02nd Feb 2022
The 2022 National Final winners, include: Aspiring Student Chef (11-13 years): Siyana Kotecha, Leicester Grammar, winning...
31st Jan 2022
David Foad: Now you’ve had a bit of time to take it all in, can you tell how it felt when you were announced as the winner...
28th Jan 2022
The eight teams who will compete at the grand final at the Hotel, Restaurant & Catering Show at ExCeL, include: Cambridge...
27th Jan 2022
Not only will birthday elements feature highly throughout the campaign, but after key parts of the award have had to move...
24th Jan 2022
Nathan Outlaw, Mark Hix, Mitch Tonks and Rick Stein will come together to decide which team will gain the accolade of the...