Culinary Competitions

We specialise in organising culinary competitions and foodservice events and have over 15 years of success!

We’re committed to delivering innovative and exciting competition events. And the fact that we’ve been able to accomplish this consistently over the years is no coincidence. We have the skills and know-how to bring your vision to life.

We can help you plan and manage your culinary competition from start to finish, without exceeding your budget. From organising and generating competition entries and engaging high profile judges to building culinary theatres, our services come highly recommended. Whatever the competition and size, we’ll make it positively memorable for all the right reasons.


Food & Drink Competitions

What better way to raise your profile than running a culinary competition or event?

Sounds easy doesn’t it? But creating an event that captures the imagination of your audience takes time, patience and contacts. That’s where we come in. Whether you’re looking to build bespoke culinary theatres or get the UK’s top celebrity chefs and food writers on board, we’ll make it happen, including:

  • Entry generation and management
  • Database build
  • Identification and coordination with expert judges
  • Compilation of competition criteria
  • Organising judging heats and finals, including any cook-offs
  • Competition management on-site
  • Organisation of the awards ceremony
Past successful events include:
  • Wales the True Taste Food and Drink Awards, International
  • Beer Challenge
  • Care chef of The Year
  • International Spirits Competition
  • NZ-UK Link Foundation Culinary Competition in association with the Craft Guild of Chefs
  • Sodexo Live
  • Zest Quest Asia


Culinary Demonstration Theatres

Your business is foodservice and showcasing what you can do is a powerful tool. That’s why it’s so important to include demonstration theatres in your promotional mix. Practical demonstrations are an immediate and effective way to show off your food and drink products or hospitality skills.

We can take care of the organisation and set up, including:
  • Organising kitchen/bar equipment and build
  • Design and print of all promotional material and graphics
  • Arrangement of content and timetable
  • Chef invitation and liaison
  • Sponsorship sales
Past successful events include:
  • Craft Guild of Chef’s Skillery at Hotelympia
  • IFE and Hospitality
  • PACE conference front and back of house theatres
  • NACC Training & Development
  • Forum Care Kitchen
  • Sodexo Live 8 kitchen competition theatre


Contact us today

Making plans for your next big competition?

Give us a call, contact Billie today on +44 1293 851869.

Our Events

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  • "As a judge, this was the best experience I have had, and I have judged many awards. The organisation was brilliant. Nothing was forgotten and everything went like clockwork. I found the personal contact with the organisers very good too. As for the food products, as judges we saw and tasted them at their best. This is vitally important for all the producers who have taken the time and trouble to submit their entries. Well done to the entire team!"

    Cordon Bleu Cook & Food Consultant Judge at Wales the True Taste Food & Drinks Awards 2009
  • "Having worked together on the inaugural Energy Now Expo and then successfully grown the show together year on year. I would happily recommend McCullough Moore to anyone that asked! They are a truly professional organisation whose high level of skills are only matched by their work-rate. The show is a roaring success and quite simply wouldn't have been without their involvement."

    DJ Media
  • "Working with McCullough Moore has been excellent, it’s exceeded our expectations again for the 3rd year. The visitor numbers are up 20%, and we have more than 20 new companies exhibiting with us this year. It’s got momentum in the industry, and MedTech Expo is now seen as an essential event within the sector, we’re really going places. Thank you. "

  • When it comes to staging events efficiently and professionally, McCullough Moore are in a class of their own. What you are looking for in an events company is one that will handle everything, from sending out invitations to finding the right venue and of course preparing and managing the event itself. On the number of occasions I have used McCullough Moore’s services I have always found that they handle all of this with consummate ease and with an attention to detail that gives you total peace of mind, allowing you to concentrate on enjoying the event!

    Independent Care Group
  • I want to extend thanks on behalf of all at CEDA for the excellent organisation of our Conference. Operationally it was superb and your professionalism and communication were first class, both in the build-up and at event. This, your second involvement showed significant improvements on last year and I look forward to working with you to make 2017 bigger and better still.

    Catering Equipment Distributors Association
  • Just a note to say a big thank you for all of the work you did to make the conference such a success. I have had a tremendous amount of feedback from delegates - all of which has been extremely complementary. Thanks once again, none of the event would have been possible without your hard work and attention to detail.

    Professional Association for Catering Education (PACE)
  • We have had the pleasure of working with McCullough Moore for the last four years on the National Association of Care Catering’s annual conference. We have benefited greatly from their experience, expertise and professionalism during this collaboration and cannot recommend them too highly.

    Conference Organisers, National Association for Care Catering
  • McCullough Moore are our preferred logistics support agency for all our internal and external events. Their national, and international, destination experience is invaluable for advising ourselves and/or our pharmaceutical clients on how best to manage procedures. The team have an extensive knowledge and understanding of the PhRMA Guidelines and how best to liaise and communicate with key opinion leaders. We have worked together on a variety of events, including congress symposia, advisory boards, stand alones and investigator meetings - all of which have been managed efficiently and within budget. The team offers a positive and flexible approach, professional attitudes and very high standards of excellence.

    Envision Pharma Group
  • Just wanted to say thank you for everything you did for the IM yesterday; although I was not able to make it there in person I have had very positive feedback about you and the way the meeting was organised. I got a good feeling about the company from speaking with you at the start, so I’m glad my hunch paid off and you came through for me! Hanna has said she would certainly be looking to use you guys again for future meetings, and I would of course do the same.

    Premier Research Group
  • I really want to stress how pleased we were with how the Cmed Symposium went - everyone that's commented has said how professionally it was run so please convey my thanks to all the guys, you made my life easy!

    Cmed (Clinical Research Services) Ltd.