Members of the Culinary Association of Wales demonstrate their passion, flair and culinary skills at all the major competitions around the globe, across the UK and within Wales.

Welsh International Culinary Championships 2024 Results

The new National Chef of Wales is 28-year-old Josh Morris, senior sous chef at Palé Hall Hotel, Llandderfel, Bala.

The new Junior Chef of Wales is 25-year old Sam Everton, a lecturer at Coleg Ceredigion in Cardigan and part-time junior sous chef at Y Seler, Aberaeron.

Philip Tucker, 38 from Tuckers Butchers, Mumbles was named Welsh Craft Butcher of the Year.

Commis chefs and Cambrian Training Company apprentices Gabbi Wilson and Rosie Koffer, workmates at Chartists 1770 at The Trewythen, Llanidloes, are the first winners of the Green Chef Challenge sponsored by Compass Cymru.


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Our Competition History

The Senior and Junior Welsh National Culinary Teams carry the Welsh flag with great pride in the two major international competitions, the Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg and the Culinary Olympics in Erfurt, Germany. Both competitions are held every four years to coincide with the football World Cup finals and the Olympic Games.

In addition, the senior team has brought back gold, silver and bronze medals from the American Culinary Classic in Chicago, the World Culinary Championships in Basle, the European Cup of Regional Flavours in France and was due to compete in the FHA Culinary Challenge in Singapore in 2010 until the volcanic ash cloud from Iceland grounded their flight.

Closer to home, Welsh teams have competed at the World Culinary Grand Prix in Scotland, Hospitality in Birmingham and Chef Ireland, whilst on home soil the senior team competes annually in the Battle for the Dragon contest against two invited national teams at the Welsh International Culinary Championships (W.I.C.C.) at Coleg Llandrillo.

At an individual level, Welsh chefs have competed with distinction in the Global Chefs Challenge and Hans Bueschkens Young Chefs Challenge and the UK Escoffier Challenge.

Other competitions targeted by Welsh chefs include BBC Two’s Masterchef, ITV’s Britain’s Best Dish, British Chef of the Year, National Chef of Wales, Junior Chef of Wales, Cake Cymru and the Celtic Challenge.

The Association is committed to supporting chefs & butchers from Wales to showcase their talent at a regional, national and international level.