Chef Nick Davies has been appointed the new manager of Culinary Team Wales, taking over from Toby Beevers of PSL Purchasing Systems.
Davies works as a culinary craft trainer with Cambrian Training and has previously been captain of Wales' Culinary Team; he took the last six years out from the team to run the Lion hotel in Llandinam, Powys, which closed last year.
The team achieved silver and bronze medals at the Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg last November.
Davies' first task will be to appoint a new team captain in succession to Danny Burke of Olive Tree Catering, who stood down after the World Cup to focus on mentoring the Junior Culinary Team Wales. An announcement about the now captain will be made later this month.
The focus will then be on building a team ready for the Culinary Olympics in Stuttgart in February 2020. The Welsh International Culinary Championships takes place this February.
"I believe the time is right for me to give something back to the industry," said Davies.
"The aim is to build on what the team achieved at the Culinary World Cup last year and to re-energise by working together to create a positive and exciting environment. We have quality Welsh food and drink products, the infrastructure through the Culinary Association of Wales and all we need now is the individuals to put their names forward."Get The Caterer every week on your smartphone, tablet, or even in good old-fashioned hard copy (or all three!).