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MasterChef: The Professionals winner Gary Maclean on winning 2016

MasterChef: The Professionals winner Gary Maclean on winning 2016

By Hannah Thompson

The MasterChef: The Professionals 2016 winner, Gary Maclean, was crowned victorious last night. We spoke to the Glasgow-based chef-lecturer (and husband, and father-of-six) the morning after to talk winning, culinary colleges, and learning what the TV...

NCOTY 2017: deadline for entries extended

NCOTY 2017: deadline for entries extended

By Emma Eversham

The Craft Guild of Chefs has extended the entry deadline for the 2017 National Chef of the Year (NCOTY) competition to Friday 15 April. 

The Restaurant Show is at Earl's Court London on 6-8 October

Restaurant Show 2014: Day one highlights

By Carina Perkins

The Restaurant Show kicked off at Earl's Court yesterday (6 October). Here is a glimpse of some of the highlights for those who missed it.

(Top-left to bottom-right): Cyrus Todiwala, Sarah Hartnett, Philip Howard and David Mulcahy will be among the judges for this year's National Chef of the Year final

National Chef of the Year 2012: Last-minute advice for the final eight

By Luke Nicholls & Peter Ruddick

With less than two weeks to go before the final of The Craft Guild of Chefs National Chef of the Year competition, BigHospitality spoke to the competition’s judges to find out exactly what they’re looking for from the eight remaining candidates.

The eight finalists competing for the National Chef of the Year 2012 title organised by the Craft Guild of Chefs have been revealed

National Chef of the Year 2012: Eight finalists revealed

By Peter Ruddick

The eight chefs through to the final of the 2012 National Chef of the Year (NCOTY) competition have been revealed with last year's runner up and third placed chef back in the running for the accolade which will be awarded at The Restaurant Show in...

Chef of the Year 2011 Frederick Forster (centre) with David Mulcahy and Andrew Bennett

Frederick Forster of Nuovo crowned National Chef of the Year 2011

By Emma Eversham

Frederick Forster, head chef at Nuovo restaurant in Buckhurst Hill, Essex, has been crowned National Chef of the Year 2011 with second and third place going to Alyn Williams of The Wesbury and Hayden Groves of Lloyds of London respectively.

The finest chefs from both the UK and overseas join forces with authors, inventors and sommeliers to pack the centre stage with industry know-how

The Restaurant Show 2011: Day two

By Luke Nicholls

The Restaurant Show 2011 continues at Earls Court 2 today, with Elena Arzak Ashley Palmer-Watts among those featuring on the centre stage, while The National Chef of the Year Awards take place this evening.

Mark Stinchcombe becomes the first Young National Chef of the Year

Young National Chef of the Year announced at Restaurant Show

By Lorraine Heller

Mark Stinchcombe from the Lucknam Park Hotel, is the first up-and-coming chef to be crowned Young National Chef of the Year after winning the live cook-off in the new competition, held at the Restaurant Show today

Has the National Chef of the Year been diluted?

Has the National Chef of the Year been diluted?

By Becky Paskin

The National Chef of the Year competition has been expanded to include Asian and Mediterranean cuisines, but while some say the new format has diluted the competition, others believe it's now a true reflection of modern British cuisine as a whole

This year's competition aims to reflect the diversity of the market

Search starts for National Chef of the Year 2010

By Emma Eversham

The Craft Guild of Chefs has started its search for the National Chef of the Year 2010 and is encouraging chefs to get their entries in before the deadline on 28 May

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