National Chef of the Year

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National Chef of the Year Deadline Extended

The Craft Guild of Chefs has extended the paper entry deadline for this year’s National Chef of the Year 2015. Chefs now have until Friday April 19th to download and submit their entry for paper judging.

The competition is open to all ethnicities of chef, male or female, from all sectors of the industry. This year, chefs must create a menu consisting of a starter of fresh pasta, main course of fish using whole fresh Sea Bass with appropriate accompaniments and a dessert tart. Entry forms can be downloaded from

David Mulcahy, the competition’s organiser and Vice President of the Craft Guild of Chefs says, “The National Chef of the Year is a fantastic challenge for any chef to take on and we encourage entries from all sectors of the industry. In recent years we’ve had hotel chefs, restaurant chefs and a contract caterer collect the title. Not only does the winner receive invaluable, career-boosting recognition but thanks to our generous sponsors, we also have thousands of pounds worth of prizes on offer.”

Key dates for this year’s competition are as follows:

Friday April 17th – Closing date for paper entries

Friday May 15th – Paper judging

Tuesday May 19th – Semi-finalists announced

Thursday June 11th – Semi-final heats at Sheffield College

Wednesday June 24th – Semi-final heats at Le Cordon Bleu, London

Tuesday October 6th – National Chef of the Year final at The Restaurant Show, London

For more information and to download the entry form visit