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Welsh beef stars as chefs find success at Culinary Olympics
Published:  11 November, 2016

The Senior and Junior Welsh Culinary teams both found success at the recent Culinary Olympics in Erfurt, Germany, with dishes demonstrating PGI Welsh Beef. 

The teams competed against 31 other nations, with the junior team winning silver in the hot kitchen, cold edible buffet and live theatre categories, with the senior team winning three bronze medals.

In addition to Welsh Beef being showcased at the event, the team from Hong Kong won a silver medal for a dish that featured PGI Welsh Lamb.

“The quality of PGI Welsh Beef is without question and we are very proud to be able to use this premium meat product in our menu,” explained team captain Danny Burke of the Shared Olive Restaurant in Hawarden.

“Welsh Black Beef has good marbling throughout, which gives it a great flavour. There is a lot of variety through the different beef breeds, but for me it has to be Welsh Black Beef. It’s raised here in Wales and you can’t ask for anything else.”

The teams were supported by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) - who congratulated them on their success. “We’re very pleased to be working with the Culinary Association of Wales to bring the very best of Welsh produce to greater international prominence,” said Owen Roberts, communications lead at HCC. “The teams’ success shows that our premium red meat deserves a place on the finest dinner tables. This can only help us to take this positive message to the rest of the world.”