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Tilda Chef Team of the Year 2024

28 February 2024


Tilda Chef Team of the Year is back for 2024, in association with The Craft Guild of Chefs, as part of HRC’s Salon Culinaire.

This year’s challenge is all about food wastage and turning by-products into mouth-watering dishes.

According to the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), a third of all food produced worldwide ends up in the bin.


This year’s challenge sees chef teams compete to create a two-course meal using any of Tilda’s Dry Basmati range alongside a by-product or food waste item.

A minimum of 50% of the dish should be Tilda rice and a minimum of 25% a by-product. Chef teams will be given 45 minutes to prepare, cook and present their chosen courses.

The judges for this year’s event will be on the hunt for innovation and creativity shown in the chosen dishes, demonstrating how rice can be a hero on the plate.

As well as this, they will be identifying sustainable products used in the dish, ensuring that the criteria have been met.

Taste, flavour and presentation are all taken into consideration in the judging process.


Each member of the winning team will WIN an overnight stay and dinner of their choice from the following:

  • La Manor Aux Quat Saison

  • Penny Hill Park Hotel and Spa

  • Tom Kerridge Pub and Rooms

  • Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh

There will be teams chosen as runners up, who will each WIN Tilda rice hampers for their kitchen!

Entries have now closed for this year, however, keep an eye out for next year’s competition and enter to be in with a chance of winning!

Learn more about last year’s winners from Intercontinental London Park Lane, here.



Our range of Basmati rice has been chosen for this year’s competition, offering versatile options for the chef team’s menus.

We use a milling process which filters to eliminate starch and broken grains in all of our rice products to produce the highest quality every time, which cooks up light and separate.

Our basmati range is gluten free, vegan and vegetarian, creating an ideal solution in your kitchen and across your menus.

Discover the full range here.