Food and Drink

Welsh International Culinary Championships 2024


International Convention Centre, The Coldra, Newport, Newport, NP18 1HQ

About Welsh International Culinary Championships 2024

Between the 22nd and the 24th of January, Wales is staging the biggest hospitality skills event the country has ever seen in a three-day hospitality hub and exhibition. For the first time the event is open and free of charge to the public and trade. The Welsh International Culinary Championships (WICC) brings together craft chefs, craft butchers and front of house staff in three days of competition.

Organised by the Culinary Association of Wales (CAW), the 2024 WICC will also be hosting the Skills Competition Wales hospitality finals for the country’s top hospitality apprentices.

The WICC’s showpiece National and Junior Chef of Wales and Welsh Butcher of the Year competitions have attracted a record line-up of finalists. The climax of the Championships will be the crowning of the winners at the WICC Industry Awards Dinner on the evening of Wednesday 24 January.

A lucky few WICC visitors have the unique opportunity to “walk in the shoes of a judge” and book one of the WICC competitor menus. The National Chef of Wales three-course menu is £30 per person and is available on Monday 22nd January from 12.30pm and the Junior Chef of Wales two-course menu is £20 per person and is available on Tuesday 23rd January from 4pm.

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Event location

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The Market, Newport, NP20 1DD

Sunday 25th August 13:00 - 17:00