He beat Gordon Stott, chef/patron on the Sun Inn, Dummer, Basingstoke and Scott Fairweather, head chef of the Punch Bowl Inn, Crosthwaite, Cumbria, to take the title.
Adam Bennett, head chef of Charles Wells lease the Michelin-starred Cross at Kenilworth, Warwickshire, won Competition Chef of the Year.
Other winners in the 17 awards were Nuno Mendes’ Chiltern Firehouse who won New Restaurant of the Year , beating Jason Atherton’s City Social, Kenny Atkinson’s House of Tides and Lee Westcott’s Typing Room to take the title.
Antony Bennett, head of food development at LaTasca Restaurant Group won the Development Chef Award.
STK London won the guild’s new Concept & Innovation Chef Award,whichrecognises industry trendsetters. The category had three shortlisted venues - Bodeans, city steakhouse STK London and TED – Think, Eat, Drink – with the winner voted for on the night by the award’s 800 attendees.
The Special Awardwhich has previously been awarded to top chefs including Heston Blumenthal and Marco Pierre White, went to two-Michelin starred chef Sat Bains.
The awards took place at the Hilton Park Lane Hotel in London last night (Monday, 15 June).
Vice presidents of the Craft Guild of Chefs Steve Munkley and David Mulcahy hosted the ceremony.
The Craft Guild of Chefs celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.