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Chef competitions reach climax at culinary championships

Thursday, 23 Feb, 2017

This year's Welsh International Culinary Championships reaches its climax tomorrow (Thursday) after four days of competitions a Coleg Llandrillo, Rhos-on-Sea. The final day of the popular championships sees the culmination of the Battle for the Dragon contest between Wales, Austria and Italy and the final of the National Chef of Wales contest.

Junior Chef of Wales finalists face anxious wait for result

Thursday, 23 Feb, 2017

Four of Wales’ most talented young chefs face a nervous wait until Thursday to discover who has won the prestigious Junior Chef of Wales title. The quartet spent three hours in the kitchen at the contest final on the first day of the Welsh International Culinary Championships at Coleg Llandrillo, Rhos-on-Sea yesterday (Monday). The winner will be announced at the championships awards evening at Llandudno Bay Hotel on Thursday.

Danny bids to win National Chef of Wales for the second time

Tuesday, 29 Nov, 2016

The only chef ever to win the senior and junior National Chef of Wales titles in consecutive years has thrown his hat back into the ring in a bid to regain one of the accolades in 2017.

Ffion’s dessert wows jury as Wales win Culinary Olympics silver medals

Tuesday, 1 Nov, 2016

A young Mid Wales pastry chef was the talk of the judges on the first day of the Culinary Olympics in Germany on Saturday after helping the Welsh team to a silver medal in the contest for junior teams.

Silver and bronze medals for Wales at the Culinary Olympics

Tuesday, 1 Nov, 2016

Two teams representing the Culinary Association of Wales are returning from the Culinary Olympics in Germany with silver and bronze medals. The Wales junior team followed up their silver in the hot kitchen by winning a second silver in the cold edible buffet and live theatre - a new element of the competition - on Monday, while their senior counterparts collected three bronze medals.

Welsh chefs bid to continue the ‘Together Stronger’ success at Culinary Olympics

Wednesday, 21 Sep, 2016

Talented Welsh chefs are keen to continue the ‘Together Stronger’ mantra that brought the nation’s football team record breaking success at this summer’s Euro Cup 2016 tournament when they compete in the Culinary Olympics in Germany next month.

Diners sample Welsh chefs' Culinary Olympics dishes at Lakeside

Wednesday, 29 Jun, 2016

A charity golf day organised jointly by the Culinary Association of Wales (CAW) and Wales Air Ambulance at Lakeside Golf Course, Garthmyl, near Montgomery was hailed a great success.

Welshpool to host World Chefs judging seminar

Thursday, 28 Apr, 2016

Aspiring culinary competition judges, competitors, trainers and event organisers are expected to attend a World Association of Chefs’ Societies (WACS) judging seminar in Welshpool in May.

Celtic Manor Resort wins prestigious cook-off at Hotelympia’s La Parade des Chefs

Friday, 8 Apr, 2016

Chefs from the Celtic Manor Resort were crowned champions in the hotels and restaurants category of a prestigious national culinary competition in London.

England wins the cooking equivalent of rugby’s Triple Crown

Wednesday, 24 Feb, 2016

England claimed the bragging rights in cooking’s equivalent of rugby’s Triple Crown after beating hosts Wales and Scotland to win the Battle for the Dragon contest. The national culinary team of England emerged victorious after three days of competition at the Welsh International Culinary Championships at Coleg Llandrillo, Rhos-on-Sea yesterday (Thursday).