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Welsh Food, culinary trends and the passion with which it is associated are fast becoming topics of enormous interest to the public, and while chefs have less mystery and are more accessible to the consumer than ever before, their skills are still held in extremely high regard...

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Members of the Culinary Association of Wales demonstrate their passion, flair and culinary skills at all the major competitions around the globe, across the UK and within Wales...

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Wales just one ballot away from hosting global culinary event in 2024

Thursday, 21 May, 2020

Wales is just one more ballot away from bringing the culinary world to the nation in 2024 by hosting the Worldchefs Congress and Expo.

Online workshop teaches lockdown families about food sustainability

Thursday, 30 Apr, 2020

Children and parents in lockdown across Wales are learning how they can play their part in taking care of the planet thanks to an online, interactive Food Heroes workshop.

Brilliant response to chef’s jackets appeal to support virus care staff

Thursday, 23 Apr, 2020

Chefs across the UK have been praised for their “brilliant” response to an appeal by the Culinary Association of Wales (CAW) for surplus chef’s jackets which can be made into masks and other items for care workers to use on the front-line fight against Coronavirus.
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History

Formed in June 1993, the Welsh Culinary Association now re-branded and known as the Culinary Association of Wales exists to promote excellence in the art of professional cookery within Wales.

In its mission statement the Association’s describes itself as: “A partnership of Professional Chefs and Caterers to develop and raise the culinary profile of Wales, its establishments and those working within them”. 

The Association, supports the senior and junior Welsh National Culinary Teams, which represent Wales with distinction at international competitions around the world. 

The Association, which is wholly autonomous, has in excess of 200 members representing all grades of chef, college lecturers and a wide range of suppliers to the hospitality industry in Wales.

After many years of strenuous lobbying, supported by political leaders in Wales, the Culinary Association of Wales took a huge step forward when it was granted membership of the prestigious World Association of Chefs’ Societies (WACS) at the 30th World Congress in Kyoto, Japan in March 2002. 

The decision meant that, for the first time, Wales could proudly fly the Welsh flag and compete as a nation in its own right, after eight years of competing as a region of Great Britain. As a consequence, the Association was also able to form a junior team to compete on the world stage, which was a major boost for the development and natural progression of young chefs in Wales.




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Wales just one ballot away from hosting global culinary event in 2024
Wales is just one more ballot away from bringing the culinary world to the nation in 2024 by hosting the Worldchefs Congress and…


News Updates

Online workshop teaches lockdown families about food sustainability
Children and parents in lockdown across Wales are learning how they can play their part in taking care of the planet thanks to a…


News Updates

Brilliant response to chef’s jackets appeal to support virus care staff
Chefs across the UK have been praised for their “brilliant” response to an appeal by the Culinary Association of Wales (CAW) for…