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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).

Welsh chefs’ leader awarded prestigious medal at Worldchefs Congress

Wednesday, 1 Aug, 2018

The president of the Culinary Association of Wales has been recognised by chefs around the globe for his work promoting the culinary arts and profession. Arwyn Watkins, OBE, managing director of award-winning training provider Cambrian Training Company based in Welshpool, was presented with the prestigious Presidents Medal at the Worldchefs Congress and Expo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Rising Star Chef Mentor award close to sponsor’s heart

Wednesday, 1 Aug, 2018

The managing director of a leading Welsh work-based learning provider has spoken of his pride at being named a sponsor of the first-ever Chef Mentor Awards. Arwyn Watkins, OBE, from Cambrian Training Company in Welshpool who is president of the Culinary Association of Wales, is calling for a culture of mentoring, caring and nurturing in the hospitality and catering industry to improve staff retention rates.

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.