NEW DATE for Gala Dinner – 17 April 2018

MAR 31, 2018 - SOPHIE

Those of you who had bought a ticket to our Gala Dinner at Coleg Menai in March, and those who couldn’t make that date, will be glad to hear that we have managed to rearrange.

We are very happy to announce a new date – Tuesday evening, the 17th of April 2018. As part of the evening, catering students at Coleg Menai will prepare a special 3 course meal under the guidance of award winning chef, Hywel Griffiths of Bethesda, at Coleg Menai, Bangor.

The profits of the evening will go towards having Gŵyl Fwyd Caernarfon Food Festival free for the public, so that visitors from the local area and from afar can enjoying Welsh food and drink on May 12th, 2018.

Having worked in Chester, London, Machynlleth and more, Hywel has now settled in South Wales in his role as the Head Chef at Beach House Restaurant, Oxwich Bay. The restaurant received the honor of being named ‘AA Restaurant of the Year for Wales 2018’ recently.

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Hywel Said;

“I’m very pleased to be able to return to Coleg Menai, where I trained to cook when I was young. It’s a great opportunity to show students how important that training was at the college and why it’s important to keep up your passion for cooking. It’s also nice to be able to support the Food Festival by being part of the Gala Dinner. I think it’s really important that events such as the festival are free and open to everyone of all ages so that they can taste food of good quality for themselves.”

This is the third time that festival organisers have worked with Coleg Menai on hosting a Gala Dinner, inviting former students back to cook with the learners .

Frances Davies, Programme Area Manager from Coleg Menai says;

“It’s so nice to be able to welcome former students back to help the current learners. They are definitely an inspiration to the learners and show that success in the field is possible and within their grasp. We are very happy to work with the Caernarfon Food Festival organisers on hosting the Gala Dinner again this year. The learners are very much looking forward to the experience, and we see from the previous events that it is a great opportunity for them to experience cooking and serving on a large scale.”

Any tickets you may have for the original date can be used to attend on the new date.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us on

If you have a ticket for the original date and that you CANNOT attend on the new date, please contact any member of Gŵyl Fwyd Caernarfon group or on the above e-mail.

If you didn’t have a ticket for the original event but that you are interested in attending on 17th April, ticket will be available at Palas Print, Caernarfon or you can contact the Festival organisers. Ticket prices are £30 a head, or £25 a head when booking a table of 8. A bus is also available from the Caernarfon area for £5 a head.

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