Participating in the International Salon Culinaire offers chefs of all ages and levels of ability the chance to be recognised for their talent. Previous participants in The International Salon Culinaire competitions have gone  on to rank amongst the UK’s most celebrated and awarded chefs, both in the UK and internationally. A coveted medal at Salon Culinaire is one to be treasured for a lifetime. All the competitors are scored against the International Salon Culinaire Standard – medals across all sections of the Salon are awarded according to points given. There will be a ‘Best in Class’ award where the winner will receive a Commemorative Plate in addition to their medal/ medals for the standard achieved.

Plus we have 4 Chairman of Judges awards where the Chairman will recognise an individual’s achievements within their respective sections.

And finally, thank you to our 2022 sponsors for providing some amazing rewards to our competition winners. Below is a highlight of just some of the prizes that are available to win next year.

Unox is proud to be supporting the International Salon Culinaire as combi oven partner for 2022. As part of the partnership, Unox is offering an exclusive once-in-a-lifetime prize to ALL Live Theatre Best in Class winners and the winner of the Live Theatre Chair of Judges Award. All winners, over 18, will be invited to attend a two-day VIP study tour to Venice and the Unox HQ in Padova where they will be treated to a full cooking demonstration by the Unox corporate chef team. They will also be given a factory tour of the Unox factory and HQ, seeing the latest innovations being produced in Unox’s sustainable production facility. If that’s not enough, the winners will enjoy a half-day Venice tour including a visit to a live Unox operational kitchen.

As the prize for the Best In Class in the Tilda Chef Team of the Year competition, Tilda are providing a 2 night all expenses paid trip to the Vercelli and Piedmont regions of Italy. The visit will include a visit to the spectacular rice paddies and mills responsible for the world-famous Tilda rice as well as opportunity to explore one of Italy’s oldest cities. You will be able to experience some of the best, local produce and culture in this amazing food tour of Northern Italy!

Our Skills Theatre Partner MSK Ingredients have kindly offered an exclusive training day for up to 12 people (including lunch) at the MSK offices for the college/institution which has accumulated the most medal points on the Skills Theatre across the 3 days of the competitions.

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is offering UK competitors who enter the Salon Culinaire the chance to participate in an online seafood university course to increase their knowledge of sustainable fishing, nutrition and cooking methods. Participants will have the opportunity to win prizes for completing the course, and culinary colleges will be invited to use the course in their teaching.