The Chefs’ Forum ‘Welsh Chapter’ Launch at Llangoed Hall

Four years since its launch in England, Popular Catering industry networking group, The Chefs’ Forum will launch its Welsh Chapter at Llangoed Hall on the 23rd March 2015.  Chef Nick Brodie will work with students from NPTC Group’s Newtown and Neath College to cater for top Welsh Chefs who will attend the event.

The Chefs’ Forum stages thirty two chef events a year from London to Cornwall and Kent to Wales, all designed to expand skill sets of chefs in industry, make students industry-ready and oil the wheels of communication between education and industry.

Nick BrodieNick Brodie has long campaigned for The Chefs’ Forum to launch in Wales.  He said:

This fantastic industry organisation is just what we need to celebrate the culinary talent we have here in Wales.  It will be a great platform for students to meet potential employers and see professional cookery demonstrations by chefs who they look up to.  I’m very much looking forward to hosting the launch of the Welsh Chapter and showcasing what we do here”.

The Chefs’ Forum is very excited about holding its first Welsh event. Its founder, Catherine Farinha is delighted to be launching in Wales, she added:
“There are so many great chefs in Wales. Our quarterly events will really shine the media spotlight on great venues, chefs, welsh producers and catering colleges. Llangoed Hall is the perfect venue for our launch and our chef members will really enjoy a tour of its walled garden and cookery demonstrations by Nick Brodie.”

The Chefs’ Forum will hold four industry networking events in Wales per year from now on.

Catering chefsCatherine concluded:
“We already have our second event planned at Newtown College where chefs will be given a tour of the College working farm where livestock is reared on site for true plough to plate cookery.”

Chefs attending the Welsh launch at Llangoed Hall include Michelin-starred Gareth Ward of Ynyshir Hall, Hefin Roberts of Ye Olde Bulls Head Inn, and Great British Menu contestant Mary Ann Gilchrist.