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Award winning apprentice chef celebrates recipe for success

Friday, 16 Nov, 2018

Apprentice chef Thomas Martin, who has sampled work in some of London’s top fine dining restaurants, celebrated the recipe for success when he collected a coveted national award.

Welsh chefs to take on Belgium and Austria in Battle for the Dragon contest

Wednesday, 14 Nov, 2018

Chefs from Wales, Belgium and Austria will put their culinary skills to the test when they compete in the Battle for the Dragon contest at the Welsh International Culinary Championships (WICC) in February, 2019.

Young chef shortlisted for award as he aims to make his mark in Wales

Thursday, 25 Oct, 2018

Apprentice chef Thomas Martin is a young man with a passion for cooking who has already sampled work in some of London’s top fine dining restaurants. At the age of 22, he is following a career path that he hopes will lead him to achieving his ambition of opening his own restaurant in Cardiff to champion the very best Welsh ingredients.

World Heritage Cusine Summit

Wednesday, 24 Oct, 2018

Firstly, I would like to thank you and the CAW for giving Chris and I the opportunity to represent Wales and the CAW at this ground- breaking event. We threw ourselves into the action with enthusiasm and gusto and both feel we have learned and contributed in no small measure. May I also take this opportunity to commend Chris, his attitude and dedication were exemplary, particularly his work with the young students assigned to us in sometimes testing situations. It was a pleasure to work alongside him.

Welsh chefs promise gastronomic fireworks at Bonfire Night dinner

Tuesday, 23 Oct, 2018

oodies are in for a treat on Bonfire Night when chefs from Culinary Team Wales are promising to deliver some gastronomic fireworks of their own at the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport.

Junior champions gunning for National Chef of Wales title

Wednesday, 17 Oct, 2018

Two Junior Chef of Wales champions will be competing to add the coveted National Chef of Wales title for 2019 to their list of achievements when the semi-final heats are held in January.

Two chefs chosen to represent Welsh food traditions at world summit

Tuesday, 25 Sep, 2018

Two experienced Welsh chefs will be on a mission to save their country’s culinary heritage and traditions when they attend the World Heritage Cuisine Summit and Food Festival in India later this year.

Chef Alys excited to finally represent Wales at the Culinary World Cup

Wednesday, 12 Sep, 2018

Award-winning patisserie chef Alys Evans can’t wait to finally make her debut for Culinary Team Wales. The talented 20-year-old from Gilfach Goch, who now works for Cocorico Patisserie in Cardiff, will be heading to Luxembourg with her Welsh teammates for the Culinary World Cup in November.

The Prince of Wales agrees to carry on being Welsh chefs’ patron

Thursday, 6 Sep, 2018

The Prince of Wales has agreed to extend his patronage of Culinary Team Wales – a team of chefs who represent their country in competitions at home and around the globe - for another five years.

Welsh winners ‘humbled’ by Chef Mentor Awards

Wednesday, 1 Aug, 2018

Two prominent Welsh chefs both said they felt humbled to be among the winners at the inaugural Chef Mentor Awards, designed to recognise the most inspiring mentors in the sector, last night (Tuesday).