Peter takes charge of Wales culinary team

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Celtic Manor Culinary Director Peter Fuchs has been appointed as the new manager of the Culinary Team Wales.

Peter takes over from Graham Tinsley, executive  chef at Carden Park Hotel and Spa near Chester, who recently stood down from the  role.

Born in Austria before beginning his career in Munich, Peter was the Executive Chef at Celtic Manor when the Resort Hotel opened in 1999 and was promoted to Director of Food and Beverage before leaving in 2004. He returned to the resort in 2011.

In the intervening years he worked as Executive Chef at two five-star hotels, the Al Faisaliah and Al Khozama in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, at Harrods, London, and at the Creta Maris Convention and Golf Resort in Crete.

It is not the first  time that he has held a managerial role with the Culinary Association of Wales, as he was manager of the first national junior team formed by Wales to compete in  the Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg back in 2002.

Peter will now begin the process of selecting and preparing the senior Welsh team for the Culinary Olympics in Erfurt, Germany, next year. He will work closely with junior team manager Michael Evans, a lecturer at Coleg Llandrillo, Rhos-on-Sea. He said:

It’s a great honour and I am really excited and looking forward to the challenge. I will be looking for chefs who have the commitment, drive and fire in their belly to represent their country, which is the ultimate honour. I am organising selection days when all chefs with a passion to represent Wales will have a chance to bring their dishes to demonstrate their skills and impress a team of judges. Wales has always done well in international competitions and I am keen to move the team forward. Although I am an Austrian by birth, I feel like an honorary Welshman as I have worked in Wales for so long and love the country.

The selection days are at the Celtic Manor Resort on June 1 and at Coleg Llandrillo, Rhos-on-Sea, on June 15. All chefs interested in attending are asked to contact Peter at

Culinary Association of Wales president Arwyn Watkins congratulated Mr Fuchs on his appointment and said he looked forward to working closely with him to achieve success in international competitions and to raise the profile of the association within Wales.

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Paul joined the Celtic Manor Resort in 2007 having previously worked in newspaper journalism, most recently as assistant sports editor at the Western Mail in Cardiff. Responsible for all aspects of media liaison at the resort, he wishes he had more time to improve his golf handicap of 14 and polish his excruciating puns on Twitter.

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