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Ground-breaking tool developed by Welsh engineers to launch at H&C EXPO

Wednesday, 4 Jul, 2018

Episentr has today announced it will launch its ground-breaking reputation management software at the H&C EXPO later this month. The company will use the EXPO, being held on July 17 and 18 at the five star Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, to showcase its new product - designed to help hoteliers measure and manage their reviews and social media channels.

Culinary Association of Wales Village at heart of Celtic Manor event

Thursday, 28 Jun, 2018

A Culinary Association of Wales Village will be at the heart of the inaugural H&C EXPO, the first cross hospitality and catering industry trade show to take place in the nation, next month.

Top UK chefs come to Wales to debate major industry issues

Wednesday, 27 Jun, 2018

Four of the UK’s top chefs are heading to the Celtic Manor Resort in Wales to debate the challenges facing today’s restaurant scene, including recruitment, reviews and no shows.

Two Welsh chefs clinch places in National Chef of the Year finals

Monday, 25 Jun, 2018

The winners of the National and Junior of Wales competitions are on track to add UK titles to their list of culinary honours. National Chef of Wales contest winner Thomas Westerland, 26, head chef at Lucknam Park Hotel, Colerne, won through to the National Chef of the Year (NCOTY) final as one of the six highest scoring chefs from the Sheffield and London heats.

Welsh chefs in cook-off for National Chef of the Year title

Thursday, 24 May, 2018

National Chef of Wales contest winner Thomas Westerland and runner-up Matthew Ramsdale are among 40 chefs who will be involved in a cook-off for a place in the National Chef of the Year (NCOTY) final.

Welsh chefs invited to Prince of Wales’ 70th birthday garden party

Monday, 21 May, 2018

Five Welsh chefs will join fellow invited guests at a Buckingham Palace garden party on May 22 for The Prince of Wales’ 70th Birthday Patronage Celebration.

Day to remember for OBE recipient at Buckingham Palace

Tuesday, 20 Mar, 2018

A leading figure in the work-based learning sector in Wales has spoken about the “awe-inspiring” experience of receiving an OBE from Prince William at Buckingham Palace earlier this month.

Wales wins bronze medal in La Parade des Chefs contest

Friday, 16 Mar, 2018

Chefs representing the Culinary Association of Wales were awarded a bronze medal in the La Parade des Chefs contest at Hotelympia in London yesterday (Thursday).

Welsh chefs brave the snow to cook for the Prime Minister on St David’s Day

Tuesday, 13 Mar, 2018

A team of Welsh chefs battled through the snow to deliver the true flavour of Wales to a St David’s Day reception hosted by Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 Downing Street.

Dragan supports Wales with Worldchefs Congress bid

Friday, 23 Feb, 2018

Wales’ bid to host the Worldchefs Congress in 2024 is being supported by the organisation’s continental director for Northern Europe.