Craft Guild of Chefs

Craft Guild of Chefs

Established in 1965 as a Guild of the Cookery and Food Association, the Craft Guild of Chefs has developed into the leading Chefs’ Association in the UK and has many members worldwide.

Our members come from all aspects of the foodservice and hospitality sectors working in a wide variety of positions from students and trainees to top management. No other association boasts such a broad and experienced membership. 

As an association representing the interest of chefs, our aims are clear: 
  • To increase standards of professional cooking through greater awareness, education and training:
  • To develop careers and prospects of our members:
  • To help members develop and maintain their knowledge, skills and ability:
  • To promote and participate in all levels of craft skills competitions in the UK and internationally:
  • To work with industry, education and the media to win greater recognition for chefs and their profession:
  • To endorse and promote the use of British and European produce, working with suppliers and manufacturers to create innovative menus and recipe ideas:

Royal Patron HRH Countess of Wessex

Programmes & initiatives

CGC Culinary Academy

Craft Guild Graduate Awards

Family Food Appreciation

Craft Guild of Chef Awards

National Chef of the Year

Universal Cookery and Food Festival 

More information

Social media and blogs


Craft Guild of Chefs @Craft_Guild

The National Chef of the Year @TNCOTY


The Craft Guild of Chefs


The Craft Guild of Chefs 


The Chair's blog

In the Mix blog


Stockpot magazine

Contact us

1 Victoria Parade
by 331 Sandycombe Road
Richmond, Surrey
Tel: 020 8948 3870