Food & Drink Careers Hub

The Royal Welsh Show
18-21 July 2022

Clwyd Glamorgan Building

Are your career dreams half-baked? Have you reached a fork in the road? Could you turn mash into cash?

Why not unearth your pots of potential in 2022, and cultivate a career in the food and drink industry at our bigger and better careers hub?

It’s been three years since we last opened our doors to budding food and drink newbies at the Royal Welsh Show. Now it’s your turn to see how you can plough your own furrow and bag that exciting and rewarding vocation.

Food & Drink Careers Hub cookery masterclasses

Food specialist Nerys Howell will be running a series of Blas y Tir potato cookery workshops for primary school aged children at 10am and all ages at 12pm and 3pm in the Clwyd Glamorgan Building every day during the Royal Welsh Show.

There will also be a Welsh cheese lovers’ masterclass with David Edwards from Menter a Busnes taking place on Monday 18 July at 4.15pm.

Booking is essential as spaces are limited

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Date/Time Age Group Recipe
Monday 18 July
10am
Primary school children Pembrokeshire potato salad
A step by step guide to making a simple tasty summer salad with award winning Pembrokeshire early potatoes and fresh herbs.
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Monday 18 July
12pm
All ages Crispy Blas y Tir potato cakes with Edwards of Conwy bacon
How to make a delicious brunch dish with Blas y Tir potatoes, onions and herbs transforming them into crunchy potato cakes served with Edwards of Conwy dry cured bacon.
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Monday 18 July
3pm
All ages Rarebit loaded potatoes with tomato salad
A simple baked potato recipe with a crispy cheesy topping served with a tomato and basil salad.
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Monday 18 July
4.15 pm
All ages A cheese lovers’ masterclass with David Edwards, Menter a Busnes
A tutored Welsh cheese tasting and sensory experience, providing the opportunity to learn about the differences between cheeses, to understand how different cheeses are produced and how differing characteristics are developed. A true insight into the Welsh dairy sector and also a chance to learn a new vocabulary on how to describe cheese.
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Tuesday 19 July
10am
Primary school children Pepper potato tortilla wedges
A healthy alternative brunch dish with layers of Blas y Tir potatoes, peppers, bacon and Perl Wen cheese.
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Tuesday 19 July
12pm
All ages Mini Welsh beef potato pies
Baked Blas y Tir potatoes filled with a Welsh beef ragu and topped with Dragon cheese.
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Tuesday 19 July
3pm
All ages Spicy vegetables samosas
How to make healthy baked crispy samosas with Blas y Tir potatoes, spices and mixed vegetables.
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Wednesday 20 July
10am
Primary school children Pizza potatoes
How to use a Blas y Tir potato as a pizza base – choose your own fillings!
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Wednesday 20 July
12pm
All ages Herby potato, bacon, pancakes
Pancakes with a difference! These savoury pancakes make a great brunch or lunch dish.
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Wednesday 20 July
3pm
All ages Spicy vegetables samosas
How to make healthy baked crispy samosas with Blas y Tir potatoes, spices and mixed vegetables.
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Thursday 21 July
10am
Primary school children Pembrokeshire potato salad
A step by step guide to making a simple tasty summer salad with award winning Pembrokeshire early potatoes and fresh herbs.
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Thursday 21 July
12pm
All ages Pepper potato tortilla wedges
A healthy alternative brunch dish with layers of Blas y Tir potatoes, peppers, bacon and Perl Wen cheese.
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Thursday 21 July
3pm
All ages Rarebit loaded potatoes with tomato salad
A simple baked potato recipe with a crispy cheesy topping served with a tomato and basil salad.
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Career talks from inspirational people working in industry

The Food & Drink Careers Hub 2022 aims to equip young and old with the means and ways to decide, plan and compete for opportunities in the Welsh food and drink industry.

Jobs opportunities vary widely in the food and drink industry from new product development to quality control, from logistics to warehouse managers, from marketing and branding to finance.

Come and listen to those working in the Welsh food and drink industry to find out more.

Monday 18 July
11am
From passion to career
Lauren Smith | Marketing Manager, Levercliff
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Monday 18 July
2pm
Hear about Radnor Hills careers straight from the source
Chris Sanders | Sales & Marketing Director, Radnor Hills
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Tuesday 19 July
11am
Why is choosing an apprenticeship in Food and Drink Manufacturing a good idea? Lets talk about this!
Chris Jones | Head of Business Unit, Cambrian Training
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Tuesday 19 July
2pm
The Year 9 Tasty Challenge team from Ysgol Maes y Gwendraeth will present their Bara Brith Brownie, and their journey from concept to a commercial reality
Edward Morgan | CSR & Training Manager, Castell Howell Group
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Wednesday 20 July
11am
Passion into Purpose
Natalie Rouse | Markets and Technologies Researcher and Registered Human Nutritionist, BIC Innovation
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Wednesday 20 July
2pm
How do you make cheese? Careers in the Dairy Industry
Kirstie Jones | Marketing Manager, South Caernarfon Creameries
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Thursday 21 July
11am
Hungry for a career in the food industry?
Louise Cowdy | Programme Manager, Levercliff
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Thursday 21 July
2pm
Sustainable busines = Sustainable careers
Amy Evans | Managing Director, Bluestone Brewing
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Our partners

Puffin Produce

Food Skills Cymru

Food Workforce Wales

Food Innovation Wales

Tasty Careers

Sustainability Cluster

Drinks Cluster

Sustainable Scale Up Cluster