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Tuesday, 27 Jun, 2017

Weekend customers at Tesco’s Extra store in Bridgend have been treated to a laverbread cookery demonstration by award-winning chef, Gareth Johns.

Welsh chefs report two years of significant progress as key posts secured

Tuesday, 6 Jun, 2017

A period of significant progress was reported at the bi-general meeting of the Culinary Association of Wales when key lead roles were secured for the next two years. Hosting of the WorldChefs’ European conference in Wales for the first time, a new structure for the Culinary Team Wales, closer links with the Welsh food and drink industry and a new three-year partnership with Grwp Llandrillo Menai, which sees the Welsh International Culinary Championships (WICC) and the Junior Culinary Team Wales remain based at the Rhos-on-Sea campus, were highlights.


Thursday, 25 May, 2017

With the news Laverbread is to be awarded special European protection, Tesco’s Swansea Cadle Extra store will be putting the seaweed delicacy at the top of the menu with an instore cookery demonstration hosted by award-winning chef on Saturday (27th May).

Wales to consider bidding for global event after European conference success

Tuesday, 16 May, 2017

Wales made such a success of hosting a major European chefs’ conference at the weekend that the nation is to consider bidding for a global event in the future. The Culinary Association of Wales (CAW) hosted delegates from 20 countries at the World Association of Chefs’ Societies (WACS) European conference at the Celtic Manor Resort on Sunday and Monday with support from the Welsh Government and Visit Wales.

Wales to host Worldchefs’ European conference for first time

Wednesday, 3 May, 2017

Chefs’ leaders from 36 countries will be heading to Wales next month as the nation prepares to host a major European Presidents culinary conference for the first time. The Culinary Association of Wales (CAW) is hosting the World Association of Chefs’ Societies (WACS) European conference at the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport on May 14 and 15.

Culinary Association of Wales to dine out with Michelin star chef

Wednesday, 29 Mar, 2017

Members of the Culinary Association of Wales are being invited to dine out with Michelin star chef Richard Davies at the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport next week to support the World Chefs Without Borders charity.

Wales to be represented on two Worldchefs’ committees

Tuesday, 14 Mar, 2017

Two Welsh chefs have gained global recognition by being invited to serve on World Association of Chefs Societies’ Committees. Culinary Association of Wales (CAW) president Arwyn Watkins, who is managing director of Cambrian Training Company based in Welshpool, will serve on the Feed the Planet and Sustainability Committee for three years.

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

Tuesday, 14 Mar, 2017

A team of Welsh chefs brought an authentic flavour of Wales to a St David’s Day reception hosted by Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 Downing Street yesterday. Six chefs from the Culinary Association of Wales (CAW) were invited to prepare savoury and sweet canapes for 210 VIP guests at the reception at 10, Downing Street organised by Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns, MP for the Vale of Glamorgan.

Partnership needed to deliver sustainable workforce says Welsh chefs’ leader

Tuesday, 28 Feb, 2017

The president of the organisation representing chefs in Wales has called on everyone in the catering and hospitality industry to work in partnership to deliver a sustainable future workforce. Arwyn Watkins, from the Culinary Association of Wales (CAW) who is also managing director of award winning training provider Cambrian Training Company, made the call at Welsh International Culinary Championships (WICC) award dinner.

Italy’s chefs triumph in the Battle for the Dragon contest

Friday, 24 Feb, 2017

Italy’s chefs have achieved what their country’s rugby team failed to do this month – beat Wales. The Italian national culinary team are leaving Wales as champion after victory in the annual Battle for the Dragon contest yesterday (Thursday). Facing hosts Wales and fellow visitors Austria at the Welsh International Culinary Championships (WICC) at Coleg Llandrillo, Rhos-on-Sea, the Italians secured the Dragon Trophy after winning the vote from a panel of international judges.