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Chef honoured with a prestigious award

03 May 2012
Kevin Williams, the Hospitality and Catering Manager at Coleg Harlech has won the Welsh Culinary Association President’s Achievement Award for Services to the Hospitality Industry and Culinary Arts in Wales.

 

Caption: Kevin Williams, the Hospitality and Catering Manager at Coleg Harlech has won the Welsh Culinary Association President’s Achievement Award for Services to the Hospitality Industry and Culinary Arts in Wales.

A FORMER royal chef who survived a horrific car accident has been honoured with a prestigious award.

Kevin Williams, the manager of catering and hospitality at Coleg Harlech was given the President’s Achievement Award for services to the hospitality industry and culinary arts in Wales by the Welsh Culinary Association.

While in the Royal Navy the 37-year-old dad of two worked mainly aboard aircraft carriers such as the Ark Royal and Illustrious but also aboard HMS Fearless and the Royal Yacht.

Mr Williams said: “I have cooked for the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles, Prince An-drew, Princes William and Harry, most of the immediate royal family really.

“I was one of 100 chefs from across the UK who cooked for the Queen Mother for her 100th birth-day banquet.

“I was part of the team who put together the starter, a fish terrine with her favourite fish in it, sea bass and trout, and we all received a medal for our efforts.”

Mr William’s royal connections don’t end there as the tiered wedding cake to celebrate his forthcoming marriage to long-term partner, Sian, is being created by their friend Sally Owens, who made Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding cake.

The 37-year-old, who took on the role at Coleg Harlech last September said he was surprised but delighted to receive the award from the association of which he is a director and national secretary.

He said: “I’m really thrilled with the hon-our but have to say there are people more deserving than me.

“It’s 12 years since I left the Navy and it’s been quite tough getting used to Civvy Street.”

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