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Guild

An association of persons with a particular skill or trade. For example, the electricians in an area may form a guild for mutual support, to route business to each other, or for other reasons. A guild contrasts with a union primarily because it includes both employers and employees; it is based on trade, rather than class. Guilds were most common in medieval Europe, but still exist and have a great deal of sway in some industries, notably filmmaking. Bar associations of lawyers and realtor groups may also be considered guilds.
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40) With these benefits, the authority structure of the craft guild was secure enough from anxieties over foreign encroachment as well as hostilities arising among masters, journeymen and apprentices.
This theoretical frame lends itself to an analysis of the peculiarities of the craft guilds and the developments that caused their decline and replacement by formal organizations.
The recipes are currently being compiled by the Craft Guild of Chefs and will feature differing product dishes each day.
The three chefs in the Craft Guild of Chefs judging panel made some outstanding comments about the product, and the results show that it excelled in all areas including flavour, texture, packaging and cookability.
Apparently, the weavers, skilled labourers in a craft guild, "cried" as well.
Established in 1965, the Craft Guild has developed into the leading chefs' association in Britain.
Willie, who is executive chef for Gardner Merchant corporate clients in Scotland, added: "I started to wonder who would be bold enough to cook for such an awards dinner where the Craft Guild of Chefs present their Oscars and 350 top chefs attend.
Judges Carol Harwood, attending on behalf of LACA; Andrew Green, Director of Operations at the Craft Guild of Chefs; and Mark Rigby, Executive Chef at Premier Foods, will be putting the teams through their paces, marking them on taste and presentation.
Now in their twenty ninth year, the Frozen Food Awards are unique in that the retail winners are chosen by a panel of UK consumers and the foodservice awards are chosen by members of the prestigious Craft Guild of Chefs.
As well as his Michelin star, Richard has held three AA Rosettes for eight years and has two of the highest industry accolades to his name- the Cateys' Head Chef of the Year 2012 and the Craft Guild of Chefs Restaurant Chef of the Year 2012.
Michael Bullard has followed in the footsteps of celeb chefs Marco Pierre White and Raymond Blanc by landing a Craft Guild of Chefs gong.
They'll have to impress industry experts, including Michelin star chef Aiden Byrne, and CEO of Craft Guild of Chefs, Martin Bates.