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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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2020 Worldchefs Congress Cancelled due to COVID-19

Tuesday, 31 Mar, 2020

PARIS: March 31, 2020 Worldchefs Board of Directors announced today the 2020 Worldchefs Congress previously scheduled from July 29 to August 1, 2020 in Saint Petersburg, Russia has been cancelled due to the global pandemic caused by COVID-19.

Welsh chef finals postponed due to Coronavirus

Wednesday, 18 Mar, 2020

The finals of the 2020 National and Junior Chef of Wales competitions, which were due to have been held at Cardiff and Vale College City Campus in Cardiff on March 30 have been postponed for at least four months.

Chefs serve up a treat for Prime Minister Boris at Wales Week in London

Monday, 2 Mar, 2020

A team of Welsh chefs served up the true taste of Wales as St David’s Day was celebrated early at a reception hosted by Prime Minister Boris Johnson at 10 Downing Street.
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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.




News Updates

2020 Worldchefs Congress Cancelled due to COVID-19
PARIS: March 31, 2020 Worldchefs Board of Directors announced today the 2020 Worldchefs Congress previously scheduled from July …


News Updates

Welsh chef finals postponed due to Coronavirus
The finals of the 2020 National and Junior Chef of Wales competitions, which were due to have been held at Cardiff and Vale Coll…


News Updates

Chefs serve up a treat for Prime Minister Boris at Wales Week in London
A team of Welsh chefs served up the true taste of Wales as St David’s Day was celebrated early at a reception hosted by Prime Mi…