A brief history of the British Culinary Federation

We are currently working through our archives to present a timeline of achievements for the British Culinary Federation and the England National Team. If you would like to contribute any information please email us here

The Chefs & Cooks Circle was the most senior chefs’ association, founded in 1948

1948
2007

The Junior British Team won Silver medals at ScotHot in the Culinary Studio and Restaurant of Nations against eight other world teams at the WACS (World Association of Chefs’ Societies) Junior Culinary Grand Prix in 2007.

2009

Junior England National Culinary Team won 10 Bronze medals, 5 in the Restaurant of Nations and 5 in the Cold Buffet work, at the WACS Junior Culinary Grand Prix at ScotHot, March 2009, competing against 8 other world international teams, coming 4th overall in the Restaurant of Nations and 3rd overall in the Cold Buffet.

BCF sent a competitor to the WACS Global Chefs’ Challenge in Dublin, winning Silver medal, February 2009.

Senior England National Culinary Team: Win Gold, Hospitality Show 2011.

2011
2012

Senior England National Culinary Team: Silver medal overall, World Culinary Olympics, Erfurt, Germany 2012.

Junior England National Culinary Team: Bronze medal overall, World Culinary Olympics, Erfurt, Germany 2012.

2016

England’s National Senior Team Gold Medal International Buffet Hotelympia 2016

England’s National Senior Team Silver medal, Best in Class Battle of the Dragon 2016

England’s National Senior team Gold Medal Restaurant of Nations and Bronze medal International Buffet Culinary Olympics Erfurt Germany 2016

England’s National Junior team Silver Medal Edible Buffet and Bronze Medal Restaurant of Nations Culinary Olympics Erfurt Germany 2016

2020

Junior team win a silver medal for the Restaurant of Nations and a diploma of excellence in the buffet.

Senior team win double silver medals resulting in England being placed 11th against 32 other countries. Chris Zammit’s stunning chocolate centrepiece on the edible buffet was placed a very credible 4th out of all the National Teams.

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Formation of Midland association of chefs

1978
2014

England National Senior Team: 6 Silver Medals and 6 Bronze Medals, Culinary World Cup

Luxembourg 2014.

England National Junior Team: 5 Silver Medals and 

5 Bronze Medals, Culinary World Cup,

Luxembourg 2014.

England’s National Senior Team, Silver Medal in International Buffet and Silver Medal in the Restaurant of Nations Culinary Word Cup, Luxembourg 2018.

England’s National Junior Team

Gold Medal and overall winners Battle of the Dragon Wales 2018.

England’s National Junior Team,

Silver Medal Edible Buffet and

Silver in the Restaurant of Nations 

2010
2013
2018
2008

Junior England National Culinary Team: Silver medal, World Junior Culinary Grand Prix, ScotHot, Glasgow March  2013.

Senior England National Culinary Team: Gold medal overall at Hotelympia 2010.

Senior England National Culinary Team: 6 Gold and 6 Silver medals, Luxembourg 2010.  Placed 8th out of 24 countries.

Junior England National Culinary Team: Silver overall, Luxembourg 2010.  Placed 4th out of 10 countries.

The Junior British Team won 5 Silver and 5 Bronze medals at the World Culinary Olympics in Erfurt in 2008.

The Senior British Team achieved a total of 25 Silver medals at the World Culinary Olympics in Erfurt in 2008, across Restaurant of Nations and Cold Buffet.

BCF Young Chef of the Year competed in the Hans Bueschkens Junior Chef Challenge in the WACS Congress in Dubai, May 2008.

The Senior British Team won Silver in Chicago at the American Culinary Classic, Gold in Cyprus and Silver at Hotelympia, 2007-2008.

2005

Peter Griffiths MBE becomes President 

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