ICG Competition – Sponsors & Partners

Hospitality Action

Hospitality Action was established in 1837 and has since offered vital assistance to all who work, or have worked within hospitality in the UK.

They’re there for the chefs, waiters, housekeepers and managers. They’re there for the concierges, receptionists and kitchen porters. And they’re there for every sommelier, bartender, catering assistant and cook across the UK.

They provide help, advice and support whenever times get tough.  From supporting the industry through national crises to supporting individuals with challenges from physical illness or mental health issues to financial difficulty, family problems to addiction - Hospitality Action exists to get businesses and individuals back on their feet again.

Whatever you do in hospitality, Hospitality Action have got you.

Chef Set

Founded in 1978, Chef Set Ltd is a manufacturer of aluminium cooking pans based in Midlands, UK. Chefset supply a wide range of light catering equipment such as cookware, containers and utensils to wholesalers, catering distributors and Government Institutions. 


BonChef provide high quality products that our customers wear and use with pride.

The BonChef global team is actively involved in the development from inception to production of all the fabrics in our innovative range. Our unit is a centre of excellence where we combine experience with technological advancement to produce quality products.

Fabrics are spun, weaved and dyed under strict supervision before entering our factory. Using state of the art machinery garments are stitched before being rigorously tested for quality and durability. 

BonChef has a highly impressive and extensive chef clothing range that will become exactly what you will want to wear. Our designers are currently developing front of house garments which will be available in the coming year. We are pleased to offer a bespoke service (on bulk orders) for any garment you require.

The BonChef range includes knives and catering shoes which are available upon request.
We hope you enjoy the excellence of our products as much as we enjoy creating this excellence for you.

BonChef…chef clothing that works

Waitrose Cookery School

Fresh, quality food is at the heart of the Waitrose offering, with an emphasis on where its food comes from, how it has been produced and what it contains. After years of bringing busy shoppers top notch ingredients, Waitrose decided to go one step further and open the Waitrose Cookery School.


There are currently three schools:

Finchley Road - The Flagship. This is where the Teflon Diamond Standard Awards Finals will be held. 
At Finchley they focus on day courses, half days and evenings. Here you'll find a range of cuisines on offer from Italian to American; skills courses to sharpen and hone your cooking; and courses to help you entertain friends and family.


Salisbury -  At the heart of the home. 
In Salisbury; their day courses, short sessions and demonstrations are all designed to bring people together with delicious food. It could be a new cuisine; matching wine with food; entertaining friends; or simply at home cooking with your children.

King's Cross - The next chapter. 
King's Cross offers modern approach to food; tapping into global and local food trends. A melting pot of world cuisines, express foods and new ideas.

What you may not know:

All 3 Cookery Schools can be hired to be used for special events, whether it be a children's birthday party or a larger event.  Their events team will work with the customer to ensure the day is tailored to customer' needs. 

Children's courses - during all the School holidays both Finchley Road and Salisbury, offering children's cookery classes for ages 5 - 8 and 8 - 12.


For more information or to book visit the Waitrose Cookery School website.

Please reload

Royal Academy of Culinary Arts

The Royal Academy is the awarding body for the Specialised Chefs Scholarship, offering a Diploma in Professional Cookery to successful candidates.


It also delivers work based training for students via chef members of the Royal Academy based.

"This is the finest course for the training of young chefs today" - John Williams MBE, Executive Chef The Ritz


Cooking Perfection Every Time with Thermapen®

Thermapen are proud to sponsor the Teflon Diamond Standard Awards.  Events like this really give participants the chance to showcase their culinary skills and creativity.

The UK’s number one selling food thermometer, Thermapen is the digital thermometer of choice for professional and celebrity chefs.  Offering a combination of speed, accuracy and convenience of use, the Thermapen takes the guesswork out of roasting, grilling, baking, barbecuing and much more, ensuring cooking perfection every time.

Bournemouth & Poole College

The college has an international reputation for training chefs of the highest calibre. Based in the centre of Bournemouth, it offers an exciting environment in which to train with professional tutors. 

The College manages the Specialised Chefs Scholarship and provides full time block release tuition during the three year training.

"Simply the most advanced professional Chef School this country has to offer" – Adam Byatt, Chef Patron of Trinity Restaurant

Lesley Waters Cookery School

Lesley Waters Cookery School have courses available to suit a range of abilities and interests. 

Hands on Days offer a full day's cooking with loads to do and learn. These are available for group or corporate bookings.

Demonstration Days tend to be more laid back as Lesley demonstrates a variety of dishes which you get to to inspire and entertain you. You can join us for At Home With Lesley or Pop ups at Poundbury Garden Centre.

If you have any questions about any of the courses then please give us a call on 0844 800 4633 or email info@lesleywaters.com.

Alternatively we have a selection of GIFT VOUCHERS starting from just £25 available here and let them decide.

The Caterer

The Caterer is the leading multimedia brand for the UK hospitality industry. Since 1878, it’s been helping operators build better businesses and better careers, as well as providing suppliers with a platform to showcase their most innovative products and services. It is the only hospitality media brand with a pan-industry focus, with extensive coverage of hotels, restaurants, foodservice, pubs and bars.

Hospitality is all about bringing people together, and The Caterer is proud to boast an industry-leading portfolio of events. The portfolio offers sponsors unrivalled opportunities for networking and brand exposure at over 30 annual events.

Please reload