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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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Austrians win Battle for the Dragon cook-off in Wales

Monday, 4 Mar, 2019

A team of southern Austria’s leading chefs have stunned the host country to win the Battle for the Dragon cook-off on Thursday at the Welsh International Culinary Championships held at Coleg Llandrillo Menai, Rhos-on-Sea.

Sion takes 2019 Junior Chef of Wales title

Monday, 4 Mar, 2019

Wrexham-based Sion Hughes said he was “shocked” after winning the coveted Junior Chef of Wales title at the Welsh International Culinary Championships (WICC) held at Grwp Llandrillo Menai’s Rhos-on-Sea campus last night (Thursday).

Gavin goes one better to land National Chef of Wales title

Monday, 4 Mar, 2019

There was an early St. David’s Day celebration for Gavin Kellett after he was crowned the National Chef of Wales at the three-day Welsh International Culinary Championships held at Grwp Llandrillo Menai’s Rhos-on-Sea campus.
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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.




News Updates

Austrians win Battle for the Dragon cook-off in Wales
A team of southern Austria’s leading chefs have stunned the host country to win the Battle for the Dragon cook-off on Thursday a…


News Updates

Sion takes 2019 Junior Chef of Wales title
Wrexham-based Sion Hughes said he was “shocked” after winning the coveted Junior Chef of Wales title at the Welsh International …


News Updates

Gavin goes one better to land National Chef of Wales title
There was an early St. David’s Day celebration for Gavin Kellett after he was crowned the National Chef of Wales at the three-da…