Food

Booming bakery creates 20 more new jobs

Twenty more new jobs are up for grabs at a booming bakery which has just announced an inflation-busting pay increase of up to eight per cent for production workers. The award-winning Village Bakery need extra staff for a new gluten-free bakery that’s being launched later in the year and to put two extra shifts on […]

Llangollen will be UK culinary capital this weekend

The picturesque town of Llangollen will be transformed into the culinary capital of the UK this weekend. Thousands of foodies will be flocking to the town’s popular annual food festival that’s rated as one of the Top 10 food festivals in the UK and has provided a successful platform for innovative new food and drink […]

I’m a food lover, get me out of here!

A top chef from Oswestry is planning a five star bushtucker feast for food lovers. Scrumptious crickets, meal worms, beetles and other bugs will be on the menu at the Llangollen Food Festival that’s being held on Saturday and Sunday, October 13 and 14. The idea is being masterminded by Jack Hatley, the head chef […]

Well-travelled chef cooks his way into finals of prestigious competition

A caring chef who cooked up a storm on luxurious cruises is in the running for national award after impressing care home residents with his five star culinary skills. Reginald Milton Inness, who is 58 and originally from Guyana, has worked as a chef at Picton Court Care Home, Porthcawl, for the last decade. He’s […]

Cancer survivor Cez joins bakery duo on epic trek

Two bakery workers rose to the challenge to give a hospice a major boost after a mammoth 120-mile trek around the coast of Anglesey. Ashley Dawson and Rob Champion raised more than £2,000 for the Nightingale House Hospice in Wrexham after their bosses at the Village Bakery matched the donations they’d received pound for pound. […]

Paintings by artist with dementia printed on chocolate bars to raise money for charity

A chocolatier is launching a new range of chocolate bars featuring paintings by her grandmother who discovered her artistic talent when she was living with dementia. Jo Edwards will be unveiling them at the Llangollen Food Festival and will be raising money for a dementia charity in memory of her beloved “Nanan”, Pat Rayfield, who […]

Sarah cooks up a storm to reach awards final

The mantra “Food is just as important as medicine” has helped to put a Neath cook in line for a prestigious award. Residents of the Plas Bryn Rhosyn Home in Heol Illtyd are the happy beneficiaries of the work of head cook Sarah Crimmins, but her efforts are also appreciated by her colleagues. It was […]

Thai food firm stirs up festival excitement with launch of tasty chicken satay starter

A Thai food producer which has tripled in size in 11 years is to launch a brand new chicken satay starter to satisfy a growing appetite for its honest cooking. Authentic Thai Cuisine, based in Llanferres, in Flintshire, will be unveiling the new appetiser at the Llangollen Food Festival which provides a showcase for the […]

Floss takes on gruelling 50-mile run in memory of “inspiring” dad

A bakery worker is in training for a gruelling 50-mile fell race to raise money for an air ambulance in memory of her father who died of a heart attack. Florence Roberts, 26, who works at the Village Bakery in Wrexham, will be taking part in the Long Mynd Hike which includes 8,000ft of climbing […]