Category: Archive 2013

North Wales butcher Matthew Edwards proved himself a cut above the rest as he won a keenly contested Welsh Young Butcher Competition at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair on Tuesday. Edwards, 22, who works for S. A. Vaughan Family Butchers, Penyfford, near Chester, went one better than last year, when he was runner up, to… Read more »

An open evening with butchery and cookery demonstrations atWelshpool-based Welsh Beef and Lamb PGI cutting plant, WMO, has been hailed a great success. Thirty-five existing and new customers attended the event held at the company’s Welsh Centre of Excellence for Butchery Skills at Unit 13, Severn Farm Enterprise Park. Butcher Ramos Venys demonstrated how to… Read more »

Former champion Tomos Hopkin returns to action to try and win the Welsh Young Butcher Competition for the fourth time next month. Hopkins, 20, from Gwyrhyd Mountain Meat, Rhiwfawr, nearSwansea, is one of four young butchers selected for the showpiece final at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair in Builth Wells on Tuesday, December 3. He… Read more »

Welsh rally driver Tom Cave enjoyed a strong finish to the 2013 Wales Rally GB, having set a string of impressive stage times throughout the event. Despite a series of penalties for leaving service late following extensive and over-running mechanical work during the event, the young driver, who celebrated his 22nd birthday during the rally,… Read more »

Welsh rally driver Tom Cave’s dream of competing on this year’s Wales Rally Great Britain in a Ford Fiesta R5 took one step closer today, when he visited the MSL Motorsport workshop for a seat fitting on ‘his’ R5. He and co-driver Ieuan Thomas tailored the car to fit them, practiced wheel changes and began… Read more »

Tomi Jones, an award-winning Butcher from Llangollen, has been announced this week as the first food skills ambassador for the ‘Future Skills… food for thought’ campaign. As an ambassador for the campaign Tomi will be featured in the first of a series of short films highlighting the important role skills play in delivering quality long-term… Read more »

The opportunity for Welsh rally driver Tom Cave to compete on this year’s Wales Rally Great Britain in a Ford Fiesta R5 has been made possible by the backing of a range of supporters, including 2013 season-long partners, Morris Lubricants. The 21 year-old will compete on the event for the fourth time, having enjoyed success… Read more »

Calling Chefs and Employers. People 1st in partnership with Cambrian Training are developing and piloting a new work based learning programme for experienced Chefs. 19 Chefs from across Wales have already signed up to take part in this innovative learning programme. To date Chefs have undertaken a Butchery Workshop and a Fish Workshop. In November… Read more »

The top young butchers in Wales are being given the perfect platform to showcase their skills and prove they are a cut above the rest. The nation’s most talented young butchers will demonstrate their knowledge and knife and presentation skills in front of an enthusiastic audience at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair in Builth Wells… Read more »

Senior chefs across Wales are being given an opportunity to achieve a pioneering higher-level qualification by demonstrating their craft skills and knowledge. Twenty chefs are being sought for the Higher Apprenticeship for Chefs which is part funded by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government and delivered by People 1st Wales and award winning… Read more »