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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 chefs complete Culinary Olympics with silver and bronze medals

Monday, 24 Feb, 2020

Junior Wales chefs complete Culinary Olympics campaign with bronze medal

Monday, 24 Feb, 2020

Talented junior chefs from the Culinary Association of Wales have completed their first ever IKA Culinary Olympics in Germany by adding a bronze medal to the silver they won at the weekend.

Cake specialist Jay on a mission to wow judges at the Culinary Olympics

Friday, 14 Feb, 2020

Gold medallist cake baker and decorator Jay Humphris has been charged with making an eye-catching centrepiece to wow the world’s top culinary judges at the IKA/ Culinary Olympics next week.
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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

Wales chefs complete Culinary Olympics with silver and bronze medals



News Updates

Junior Wales chefs complete Culinary Olympics campaign with bronze medal
Talented junior chefs from the Culinary Association of Wales have completed their first ever IKA Culinary Olympics in Germany by…


News Updates

Cake specialist Jay on a mission to wow judges at the Culinary Olympics
Gold medallist cake baker and decorator Jay Humphris has been charged with making an eye-catching centrepiece to wow the world’s…