Category: Archive 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… Read more »

Young butcher Robbie Hughan proved a cut above the rest as he gave his rivals the chop in the Scottish heat of the prestigious Butchery WorldSkills UK competition yesterday (Tuesday). Robbie, who works for Blair Drummond Smiddy Farm Shop, Stirling, beat his workmate Euan McLagan and Erin Conroy from Falleninch Farm, Stirling to win the… Read more »

A successful recruitment agency based in Wrexham has taken advantage of the Welsh Government’s Jobs Growth Wales (JGW) programme to grow its workforce by tapping into the pool of unemployed young talent in NorthWales. Recruit4staff, which has a team of 17 staff, has recruited five employees through the programme, four of whom successfully progressed to permanent jobs with the agency after six months.… Read more »

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. The Culinary Association of Wales (CAW) was one of the first supporters to throw its weight behind the new exhibition, which is… Read more »

Three butchers will be putting their skills to the test in the Scottish heat of the prestigious Butchery WorldSkills UK competition. City of Glasgow College is the venue for the heat on June 26 where Robbie Hughan and Euan McLagan from Blair Drummond Smiddy Farm Shop, Stirling and Erin Conroy from Falleninch Farm, Stirling will be in… Read more »

A Welsh border butcher gave his rivals the chop in the England and Wales heat of the prestigious Butchery WorldSkills UK competition in Birmingham yesterday (Tuesday). Peter Smith, who works for Jamie Ward Butchers, Churchstoke, emerged the victor by less than half a mark after the keenly contested heat held at University College Birmingham. The… Read more »

Three Welsh butchers will be putting their skills to the test in Birmingham on Tuesday as they bid for a place in the final of the prestigious Butchery WorldSkills UK competition. University College Birmingham is the venue for the England and Wales heat which will see four talented butchers in action – Craig Holly from Neil Powell Butchers, Abergavenny, Peter Smith… Read more »

The Northern Ireland heat of the prestigious Butchery WorldSkills UK competition was won by Dylan Gillespie from Clogher Valley Meats, Clogher, Tyrone. A Butchery WorldSkills UK finalist for the past three years, Dylan has again put himself in with a chance of qualifying for this year’s final at The Skills Show at the NEC Birmingham from November 15-17. He must now wait for the… Read more »

Cambrian Training Company the award-winning, pan-Wales training provider, is opening a new office on the Royal Welsh Showground at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells. With preparations well underway with new signage all will be ready to welcome guests & colleagues for 23rd July when the Royal Welsh Show opens The company, which has its headquarters in Welshpool… Read more »

The finalists for the first-ever Chef Mentor Awards have been announced, with high-profile names from across the restaurant, hotel, catering and education sectors making up the shortlist. Being held at Celtic Manor as part of H&C EXPO on 17th July, the awards will recognise chefs who have taken time in their careers to train, nurture… Read more »