Top award on the menu for caring Karen

A 57 year old woman from Powys who stepped into the breach to cook for a group of young people with autism has been honoured with a national award. Karen Saunders, who works at the Bronllys home in Brecon, was presented with a silver award at the Wales Care Awards at Cardiff City Hall. The […]

Culinary kids get a pizza the action

CULINARY whizz kids got in on a pizza the action when a Wrexham restaurant was transformed into a classroom for the morning. As part of its education programme, Pizza Express at the Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre invited along a group of budding master chefs from St Christopher’s School to make their own pizzas. The Year […]

Chef to the stars wins gold award

A chef who’s cooked for the Queen, top politicians, celebrities and sports stars has won a top award for driving up culinary standards at South Wales care homes. Hugely-experienced in the kitchen, Brian Lane, who works for industry-leading care provider, Hallmark Care Homes, has also been a judge in the preliminary rounds for those seeking […]

Cheers! Care home residents raise a glass of their own beer in their pop-up pub

A care organisation has come up with its own unique brews so residents can enjoy a tipple at their own pop-up pub. Wrexham-based Pendine Park commissioned Bragdy Dinbych, a micro-brewery, in Denbigh, to create two special beers, called Pobli Bobli and Pobli Wobli. The pop-up pub, the Pendine Arms, means residents can enjoy a pint […]

Bakery man Tom rises to challenge in memory of much-loved grandparents

A bakery worker has been inspired by the memory of his much-loved grandparents to raise money for a hospice by taking part in a half marathon. Thomas Kellaway, 25, from Buckley, is in training for the annual Village Bakery Half Marathon in Wrexham which is expected to attract a record entry of 2,000 runners from […]

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle enjoy a taste of Wales made in Wrexham

A bakery has been flooded with enquiries from America after Meghan Markle raved about their Welsh Cakes – and Prince Harry revealed he puts Marmite on his crumpets. Ms Markle sampled the Welsh griddle cakes made by the Village Bakery during a high-profile visit to Cardiff when she wowed the crowds with her royal fiancé. […]

Head chef tastes success at awards

A HEAD chef who cooks for a variety of cultures has won an award for transforming the cuisine at a care home with restaurant-style a la carte menus. Anthony Dyer may have only been at Penylan House Community Nursing in Cardiff for just over a year but he has impressed both staff and residents with […]

Bakery clinches nationwide Waitrose deal…and hat-trick of crumpet awards

A bakery is celebrating after clinching a deal to supply Waitrose supermarkets across the UK and landing a hat-trick of awards for its mouth-watering crumpets. The Village Bakery has worked closely with Waitrose to develop a bespoke crumpet that’s now being sold nationwide across 220 of the high-end retailer’s stores. As well as Sourdough Crumpets, […]

On your marks! Joneses are on the run to set new world record

An appeal has been launched for help in setting a new world record for the biggest gathering of runners named Jones. Already more than 800 athletes have signed up for the fifth Jones Crisps Anglesey Half Marathon on Sunday March 4 – with almost 10 per cent of them called Jones. Race organisers Always Aim […]

Wrexham fans eat all the mince pies – to boost promotion push

The fans of Wrexham AFC are being urged to get into the festive spirit and tuck into mince pies – to help the club buy new players and gain promotion. The family–run Village Bakery have donated 3,500 of the seasonal favourites so they can be sold at home matches as part of the campaign to […]