Craft Guild of Chefs to recognise culinary heroes at awards ceremony

The leading professional body for chefs in the UK, the Craft Guild of Chefs has announced its intention to recognise culinary heroes at a prestigious awards ceremony.


The ‘Recognising Culinary Heroes’ awards replaces the Craft Guild of Chefs annual awards ceremony. A one-off event, it aims to celebrate those who have gone above and beyond during the pandemic.

The Craft Guild of Chefs has chosen to change their awards for 2021 to recognise the work of chefs across the country, and those that have put people and their community first. The traditional Craft Guild of Chefs Awards will return in June 2022.

The Craft Guild of Chefs are asking people to nominate chefs if they have:

  • Worked tirelessly and selflessly in adversity.
  • Worked in their community to support the public or essential workers.
  • Volunteered to support essential workers.
  • Provided charitable services of support.

Nominated chefs can work anywhere in the industry including healthcare, education, restaurants, pubs, hotels, B&I, events and food development.

Fifty chefs will be selected by the judges and invited to attend an exclusive reception at Landing-42 in London on 23 September 2021.

At the event, the 50 chefs will be awarded with a special lapel badge of recognition and a five-year membership to the Craft Guild of Chefs.

The chair of judges is Cyrus Todiwala, who will be presenting the awards. The entry deadline is Friday 18 June. To nominate a chef, go to