Worldchefs’ leaders to meet in Wales for first time

Worldchefs’ leaders to meet in Wales for first time
25/06/2019 - 05:00
Leaders of the World Association of Chefs’ Societies (Worldchefs) are to hold a board meeting in Wales for the first time next week.

Worldchefs represents more than 12 million chefs from 108 countries around the globe.

Arwyn Watkins, OBE, president of the Culinary Association of Wales (CAW) extended the invitation to Worldchefs president Thomas Gugler at the Worldchefs Congress and Expo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last year.

Watkins said: “Bringing the board meeting to Wales is an ideal opportunity to showcase the importance of the nation as one of Worldchefs’ 110 member countries.

“It’s an opportunity to showcase what Wales has to offer in terms of world class facilities, hospitality, food and drink, passion and commitment.

“We shall be taking a ‘Team Wales’ approach to promote Wales as a vibrant and dynamic country for business investment and tourism.”

Given the uncertainty with Brexit, Watkins believed it was important that Wales seized the opportunity to build trade links with countries all around the world.

The CAW is also working with the Welsh Government and Celtic Manor Resort on a bid to host the Worldchefs Congress in 2024. The bid follows the partnership’s success in hosting the Worldchefs European chefs’ conference at the Celtic Manor Resort 2017, when delegates from 20 countries attended.

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