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Surf and turf’s up at Coleg Cambria for ‘Year of the Sea’ food challenge!

Staff and students at Coleg Cambria are preparing to go head to head with local businesses in a new food challenge.

Hafod Restaurant, at Coleg Cambria Yale, is one of 12 restaurants and cafes participating in the North East Wales ‘Year of the Sea’ food challenge.

Backed by the Welsh Government’s Regional Tourism Engagement Fund (RTEF) the challenge will see eateries from North East Wales go head to head to serve up either their version of the classic Fish & Chips or a locally sourced Surf & Turf.

Taking place between 15th of January and 11th February, the food challenge aims to boost during a quiet time for the industry, whilst also providing an opportunity to create a dish that celebrates local produce and the wonderful coastline of the area.

Hafod Restaurant will once again play host to the grand final on February 16th. However it is also the first time the team have taken part in the challenge and they are hoping their special Surf & Turf, using Coleg Cambria Llysfasi lamb will secure them the top spot.

Deputy Director, Hospitality & Catering at Coleg Cambria, Andy Woods said it was a “wonderful opportunity for our staff and students to test themselves against other eateries in the area.”

He continued: “We fully support the development of the region and its growing food scheme, and hope to be an integral part for years to come.

“The dish which uses Lamb from Llysfasi reflects the style and standard of food that we produce at both Hafod and Y Celstryn, we look forward to being part of this fantastic competition.”

More information about the 12 eateries taking part in the Year of the Sea food challenges and their fish dishes, can be found here.

If you would like further information about Hafod Restaurant or wish to book a table please visit www.cambria.ac.uk or call 0300 30 30 001.

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