Craft Guild of Chefs creates commemorative cookbook for 50th year

22 October 2014 by
Craft Guild of Chefs creates commemorative cookbook for 50th year

The Craft Guild of Chefs has created a cookbook to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

Entitled the Golden Review and Desk Diary, the book is aiming to be a nostalgic look at some of the UK's most celebrated chefs and their historical menus. The book will also tell the story of the Craft Guild's inception in 1965, and its growth as one of the leading associations for chefs in the UK.

The book also contains a message from HRH the Countess of Wessex, the Guild's Patron, and the Master of the Royal Household, Vice Admiral Anthony Johnstone-Burt. There is also a fortnight-to-view desk diary in the title's second section, which aims to be useful for anyone within the industry.

The Craft Guild of Chefs was originally a guild of the Cookery and Food Association, which in itself has been in existence for 130 years. It now works to promote chefs, including the art of cookery and the science of food, as well as training, skills development and prestigious chef competitions such as National Chef of the Year.

The commemorative book is available to buy for £20, on a first-come-first-serve basis, from

National chairman of the Craft Guild of Chefs Christopher Basten said: "Informative, interesting and at times humorous, [the book is] a beautiful commemoration that has been meticulously pieced together to give readers a taste of the Guild's history. It sets the tone not only for the future of the Craft Guild of Chefs, but for the craft as an inspirational career for all those who choose to travel its path."

He also said that the 50th anniversary had also come at a time that could "only be described a golden era for chefs in this country."

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