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Quest to find the best Welsh chefs as national contests are launched

Monday, 11 Nov, 2019

he annual quest to find the best senior and junior Welsh chefs has been launched by the Culinary Association of Wales (CAW). The 2020 National and Junior Chef of Wales competitions provide the perfect stage for talented chefs to showcase their skills in front of a panel of top judges.

Home Nations chefs to clash at Battle for the Dragon contest in October

Wednesday, 25 Sep, 2019

The national culinary teams of Wales, England and Scotland will lock horns at the Battle for the Dragon contest in North Wales next month.

Top Welsh chefs to serve up a treat for High Sheriff’s Charity Gala Dinner

Tuesday, 17 Sep, 2019

Guests at the High Sheriff of Powys’ Charity Gala Dinner in Welshpool on October 4 will be treated to the dishes that talented chefs from Culinary Team Wales will be cooking for the Battle for the Dragon contest later in the month.

Culinary Team Wales to serve up a treat for Royal Welsh Show crowd

Tuesday, 16 Jul, 2019

People attending this year’s Royal Welsh Show from July 22-25 are in for a treat when chefs from Culinary Team Wales demonstrate the dishes they are perfecting for the Culinary Olympics in Stuttgart next February.

Hybu Cig Cymru agrees to sponsor new Craft Butchery Team Wales

Monday, 8 Jul, 2019

The new Craft Butchery Team Wales, which is aiming to compete in the World Butchers' Challenge in the United States next year, has secured a sponsorship deal with Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales (HCC).

President encourages Wales to bid for Worldchefs Congress 2024

Thursday, 4 Jul, 2019

The president of Worldchefs, an organisation that represents more than 12 million chefs from 108 countries around the globe, has encouraged Wales to bid to host the Worldchefs Congress and Expo in 2024

Worldchefs’ leaders to meet in Wales for first time

Monday, 1 Jul, 2019

Leaders of the World Association of Chefs’ Societies (Worldchefs) are to hold a board meeting in Wales for the first time next week.

Chefs’ association takes Wales’ craft butchers under its wing

Wednesday, 12 Jun, 2019

The Culinary Association of Wales (CAW) is spreading its wings to include craft butchers as members. Members voted at the biennial general meeting in Welshpool to welcome the new division following a proposal by president Arwyn Watkins, OBE.

Welsh chefs appoint National Sustainability Champion

Wednesday, 5 Jun, 2019

The Culinary Association of Wales has appointed a National Sustainability Champion to take forward Worldchefs initiatives across Wales to inspire sustainable food consumption.

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.