Category: Archive 2018

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 »

A nationwide hunt has been launched to find talented butchers who are a cut above the rest to follow in the footsteps of Lincolnshire’s James Taylor. James, who works for G Simpson Butchers in Heckington, won the prestigious Butchery WorldSkills UK competition last November and his successor is now being sought. The competition focuses on all the essential skills required… Read more »

A leading figure in the work-based learning sector in Wales has spoken about the “awe-inspiring” experience of receiving an OBE from Prince William at Buckingham Palace earlier this month. Arwyn Watkins, managing director of Cambrian Training Company based in Welshpool, described the ceremony as a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” which he’ll never forget. “You are made to… Read more »

Employers and learners who have excelled in apprenticeship, skills and employment training programmes delivered by one of Wales’ top training companies were recognised at an annual awards ceremony on Wednesday night. Cambrian Training Company, which has offices in Welshpool, Holyhead, Colwyn Bay and Llanelli, held is second annual Apprenticeship, Employment and Skills Awards at the… Read more »

A North Wales teenager has gone from pot washer to gold medal winning chef in three years after signing up for an apprenticeship in professional cookery. Joseph Lloyd, 19, from Trelawnyd, near Rhyl, won the gold medal for his best in class Welsh Lamb main course at the Welsh International Culinary Championships, which attracted chefs… Read more »

Eighteen employers and learners who have excelled in apprenticeship, skills and employment training programmes delivered by one of Wales’ top training companies have been shortlisted for awards. Cambrian Training Company, which has offices in Welshpool, Holyhead, Colwyn Bay and Llanelli, will present its annual Apprenticeship, Employment and Skills Awards at the International Pavilion on the Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd… Read more »

Apprentices from all over the UK are being invited to put their skills to the test and sign up with WorldSkills UK and compete to prove they have what it takes to be named the best in Butchery. As Brexit looms large and the UK’s skill gap widens, WorldSkills UK Competitions will present the largest… Read more »

It was a case of third time lucky for talented chef Tom Westerland who last night (Thursday) became the new National Chef of Wales. Having been runner up for the title for the last two years, the 26-year-old head chef Lucknam Park Hotel, Colerne celebrated victory this time, but it was another exceptionally close final… Read more »

James Taylor of Simpsons Butchers, Lincolnshire, has been crowned champion of the WorldSkills butchery competition 2017. The win rounds up a storming year for the young butcher, who was named Meat Trades Journal’s Marco Peerdeman Young Butcher of the Year in November and represented Britain at the International Young Butcher Competition in Austria. “I am very proud of… Read more »