Top Welsh chef presented Worldchefs 2018 Presidents Medal

(L-R) Arwyn Watkins awarded the Presidents Medal from Worldchefs president Thomas Gugler
12/07/2018 - 11:16
Arwyn Watkins, president of the Culinary Association of Wales and managing director of the Cambrian Training Company (Welshpool), was awarded the Presidents Medal by Worldchefs this week for his work ‘promoting the culinary arts and profession.’

Taking place at the Worldchefs Congress and Expo in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), president Thomas Gugler presented Watkins with the award, which recognises individuals who have “undertaken activities within their own country to promote the advancement and profile of the culinary arts and profession.”

Watkins said: “I am really honoured to receive this medal and it is a very pleasant surprise.”

It marks yet another win for the Welsh chef this year, having been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours list for his services to education and training in Wales.

As well as his day-to-day job, Watkins is currently bidding to host the WorldChefs Congress at the Wales International Convention Centre in 2024, is a member of the Applied Ability Awards National Committee and coached the Junior Welsh Culinary Team to a Culinary Olympics gold medal in 2004.

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