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The Master Chef
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Furthering the culinary arts

The Master Chefs of Great Britain (MCGB) was formed in 1980 to provide a forum for the exchange of culinary ideas and to further the profession through training and guidance to young chefs. This is done through :

  • competitions
  • masterclasses
  • stages
  • trips to producers
  • awarding MCGB training diplomas

Charitable Work

As a non-profit organisation, the MCGB has over the years, supported many charitable causes, by raising of money, through special collaborative events, dinners and its annual lunches. These charities include MND Scotland, SAMH, Keech Hospice and FirstLight.

In order to support aspiring young chefs of the future, the MCGB furthermore sponsor various national culinary competitions, awards and cash prizes.

Behind the scenes, an active committee works tirelessly giving their spare time to ensure the organisation operates effectively and sustainable. Assisted by a supportive Membership base, promoting the Art and Science of Professional Cookery and the Hospitality Industry.

Sustainable produce

The Master Chefs of Great Britain seeks to promote to both the chef and the consumer all that is best about British cuisine and the produce available in this country. The association supports the campaign for healthy eating by encouraging the use of sustainable, fresh quality produce in kitchens around the country. Our members are keen to source local ingredients and support small producers.


The association and individual members provide demonstrations for both trade and retail shows and we work closely with our sponsors to promote our aims and objectives, their products and develop the Master Chefs of the future.



24-03-2020 Coronavirus update for 2020 Competitions .... [more]
19-03-2020 Coronavirus Update - Welsh Chefs Finals postponed .... [more]
19-03-2020 Call for more "Meals-on-Wheels" .... [more]

09-03-2020 Masterchefs Magazine - Summer 2020 - Available online ..... [more]
04-03-2020 Young Pastry Chef Finalists 2020 Announced ..... [more]
02-03-2020 12 Semi Finalists of The Young Pastry Chef 2020
Semi Final 03-03-2020 of The Young Pastry Chef 2020 ..... [more]
14-02-2020 University College Birmingham takes Zest Quest Asia 2020 crown .... [more]
30-01-2020 Fife Chef Crowned Game Chef of the Year on Fifth Attempt

"If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again’ Spud Henderson is crowned the UK's Game Chef of the Year after entering for five years" ..... [more]

04-12-2019 - London Press Release

Six Colleges go forward to Zest Quest Asia 2020 Finals

Cook Off in February 2020 ..... [more


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