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BCF Awards 2024 open for entries

Updated: Mar 12

The BCF Awards recognise industry professionals at a glittering awards dinner at the Belfry Hotel and Resort, Royal Sutton Coldfield.


The black-tie event takes place on 5 May 2024 and guests will enjoy a drinks reception followed by a four-course dinner with wines followed by a live band. Event will be compered by Ashley Blake from Sky News.

Peter Griffiths, President of the BCF said: "The BCF Awards, now in its 17th year, is an opportunity for the industry to recognise hospitality professionals who excel and perform to the highest standards in their chosen profession. Over the years a long list of exceptional talent has been recognised by the BCF from across all sectors of the industry."


There are 11 award categories including Most Promising Young Chef, Chef Lecturer/Mentor of the Year, Restaurant/Hotel Chef of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award.

The closing date for entries is 18 March 2024.

BCF Award Categories


Most Promising Young Chef 2024

Johnnie Borra Memorial Trophy

Presented to the most promising young chef under 25 years of age and working full-time within the industry who has demonstrated outstanding talent and enthusiasm.


Chef Lecturer/Mentor of the Year 2024

Ken Fraser MBE Memorial Award

Awarded to a BCF member working within hospitality education who trains, mentors or encourages young chefs to progress within their chosen profession.


BCF Member Award 2024

Robert J Smith Trophy

Presented to anyone within the BCF for their professionalism and dedication to the industry including their loyal support to the Federation


Restaurant/Hotel Chef of the Year 2024

Louis Cipolla Award

Presented for the greatest contribution to the profession by any Restaurant/Hotel chef member within the BCF.


Competition Chef of the Year 2024

Paul Gould OBE Award

Presented for highly recognised contributions to the competition arena across all sectors of the industry.


Most Promising Young Student 2024

Eric Bruce Trophy

Presented to any college student chef in full-time or part-time attendance who has shown enthusiasm and commitment to his or her chosen career.


Hospitality Professional Award 2024

Special Award - Presented to any hospitality professional who has worked tirelessly behind the scenes in the industry but is relatively unnoticed and continues to deliver results.


University Chef Award 2024

Open to any university chef who has shown great professionalism towards their university whilst maintaining high culinary standards.


Pastry Chef of the Year Award 2024

Open to all UK working pastry chefs who excel in their sector and career.

Sustainability Award 2024

Open to any individual working in Hospitality who promotes and excels in sustainability.


Lifetime Achievement Award 2024

Nominated by the BCF committee.


 If you would like to attend, tickets cost £110 per person. Please contact Jerry Toth, BCF secretary on to book.


For overnight room bookings please contact the Belfry direct for best rates on 01675 238600.

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