The formation of the British Culinary Federation is the result of the Midlands Association of Chefs and the Chefs & Cooks Circle joining together. The Chefs & Cooks Circle was the most senior chefs’ association, founded in 1948 and the Midlands Association of Chefs was an immediate success story, following its foundation in 1978.

The British Culinary Federation, World Association of Chef Societies National Member has been founded on a partnership between the Chefs and Cooks Circle and the Midlands Association of Chefs who, between them have over 85 years of experience in the industry.

The BCF is the only internationally recognised Chefs organisation for England.

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Covid 19 Appeal

During this unprecedented time we at the BCF are doing all we can to support our members, colleagues and friends within the hospitality industry and have partnered with Hospitality Action to help raise vital funds for people in the hospitality industry that have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis. 

As always, we will stand together and support each other. We will find a way to overcome the difficult times and despair caused by this pandemic. Together, let us do what we can, no matter how little or grand, to be that helping hand amidst this global crisis

While our industry faces an uncertain future, one thing is clear. Hospitality Action will work tirelessly to support hospitality people both financially and psychologically as they weather the current storm. During these times of furlough and mass closures we're ramping up our mental health output to help people who have lost not only their income, but also their vocation and passion. When businesses are ready to reopen we'll be there to ensure that workers are healthy, happy and ready to support the wider industry on the long road to recovery.


Thank you and best wishes from all at the British Culinary Federation.

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Dates for your diary

In light of the recent circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 crisis we at the British Culinary Federation have taken the decision to suspend all events for the next four months.

We trust and hope that all of our members, friends and colleagues understand why we have had to make this decision. This means we can not carry out the following events as planned; Chef of the Year, Student Cook & Serve, the annual BCF golf day, annual awards dinner & dance and our AGM.

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