Bakers all over the country will be competing to be named the Chelsea Bun champion

The World Chelsea Bun Awards, in honour of World Chelsea Bun Day, are back for a fifth year, with contestants having the option to enter either the Instagram competition or the live tasting. There’ll be three categories that bakers can enter – under 18s, adults or professionals – and you can submit your bakes by posting a photo on Instagram and tagging both @world.chelsea.bun.awards and #worldchelseabunawards by 5pm on Wed 17th May, or by bringing them to Partridges on Fri 19th May. It’s free to enter but you’re encouraged to make a donation to the award’s chosen charity, The Children’s Surgery Foundation, which supports children undergoing surgery at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. 

Alongside this year’s guest judges will be the award’s regular and owner of Partridges John Shepherd, as well as Munther Haddad, the Chairman of The Children’s Surgery Foundation and a Senior Consultant Paediatric and Neonatal Surgeon. They’ll be choosing the winner of each category based on how appetising the buns look, the originality and creativity of the recipe, and the presentation, they’ll then receive a bespoke Partridges hamper, a certificate, a World Chelsea Bun Awards Winners’ Apron, with the overall winner becoming ‘Best Chelsea Bun Baker 2023’. BUNS OUT PEOPLE.

Winners announced on Sat 20th May 2023