The British Student Culinary Competition 2022 - Open for Entries

The Craft Guild of Chefs are inviting applications for the 2022 British Student Culinary Competition. 

The British Student Culinary Competition (BSCC) is one of the UK’s largest live culinary competitions, and will take place at The Salon, Central Bedfordshire College, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, on Tuesday 25th October – Wednesday 26th October 2022. 

The BSCC has categories including live hot, live cold, restaurant, display, bakery, and food photography. The closing date for entries is 15th October.

All classes are open to both juniors and seniors, and this year for the first time there are two special classes for schoolchildren – Bakery Skills and Afternoon Tea Pastries - with the aim to get them interested in food. The classes for school children are free to enter, with other classes £10 unless stated. 

A special category will be the Eric Bruce Memorial Trophy Canape Challenge sponsored by Worshipful Company of Cooks. Here one chef and one waiter will produce a themed hot canape and one themed cocktail that can be alcoholic or non-alcoholic to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee. There is no entry fee, and the six best entries will compete on the day. 

Andrew Green, chief executive of the Craft Guild of Chefs, said: “The Guild has always been at the forefront of developing and nurturing chef talent and this championship is an important step in that process for our young chefs.” 

The British Student Culinary Competition is a fantastic platform for all chefs, but especially for student chefs to get a first taste of competition experience. We are looking forward to the competition being held at The Salon, which is fast becoming one of the top salons in the country.” 

For more information about the Craft Guild of Chefs please visit

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