Food

Bakery gears up to launch batch of 14 new products

A leading bakery firm is gearing up for the launch of 14 new products in the New Year. The Wrexham-based Village Bakery has appointed eight new apprentices as they prepare to ramp up production for four major retailers. The new products have all been developed at the family firm’s Baking Academy and Innovation Centre at […]

World champion Welsh Cake maker is crowned

The world’s Champion Welsh Cake maker has been crowned. Bev Marsh from Tywyn, Gwynedd, was chosen after a bake-off by cooks from around Wales, all bidding to take the title at the first-ever Jones Crisps World Welsh Cake Championships. She picked up a year’s supply of Jones crisps, plus £150 and a specially-made trophy. Judges […]

Chef to the stars brings culinary joy to residents at care homes

A chef who’s cooked for the Queen, top politicians, celebrities and sports stars as well as for Michelin star restaurants, is in line for an award for his work with South Wales care homes. Brian Lane, who works for industry-leading care provider, Hallmark Care Homes, has also been a judge in the preliminary rounds for […]

Success on a plate for caring Karen

A caring woman from Powys is in the running for a top award after stepping into the breach to cook for a group of young people with autism. Karen Saunders will be a shortlisted finalist at the Wales Care Awards in a category for Commitment to Quality in Housekeeping and Hospitality. The at Cardiff City […]

Chef cooks up life-changing leap of faith

A CHEF who quit the pub and restaurant trade less than a year ago to take on a role in the care sector has been rewarded for her “life-changing leap of faith” after being shortlisted for a major award. Carys Davies only took up the post of second chef at Cardiff’s Shire Hall Care Home […]

Head chef Anthony in running for award thanks to multi-cultural cuisine

A HEAD chef who cooks for a variety of cultures is in the running for a top award after 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 […]

Eco-friendly baker goes back to nature and creates new ponds for wildlife

A new haven for wildlife is taking shape right in the middle of one of the UK’s biggest industrial estates. The Village Bakery have spent £25,000 on creating two new ponds at the six-acre nature reserve at Erlas Black Wood. The site is next door to the family firm’s two bakeries on Wrexham Industrial Estate […]

Success on a plate for top chef

A HEAD chef who left his role at a top culinary hotel to serve up high quality dishes at a dementia care centre will be honoured at the social care Oscars. Richard Thompson admits it was a huge wrench to leave The White Lion Hotel in Worcester, but says leading the catering team at Bryn […]

Halloween fun in aid of children’s hospice

Ghouls, vampire and zombies are hoping to raise a coffin full of charity cash with a weekend of Halloween fun. Staff at the Frankie & Benny’s restaurant at the Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre in Wrexham are donning scary outfits for a weekend of horror-filled fundraising for children’s hospice Hope House. The organisation needs to raise […]