Welsh Lamb Club chef crowned ‘Food Personality of the Year’

Celebrity chef Cyrus Todiwala, a member of Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) – Meat Promotion Wales’ Welsh Lamb Club, has been named Food Personality of the Year at the BBC Food and Farming Awards.

Bombay-born Todiwala has made a number of television appearances, including presenting his own programme - The Incredible Spice Men, and is chef patron of four restaurants. One of these, Café Spice Namasté, is one of over 50 restaurants in London alone that have joined the club, whose members use Welsh Lamb on a regular basis.

Laura Dodds, market development manager at HCC, said: “It was no surprise to us at HCC that Cyrus Todiwala was the recipient of this award. He is committed to education and training and is a passionate promoter of the best British produce, including Welsh Lamb.”

The BBC Food and Farming Awards, launched in 2000 to mark the 20th anniversary of Radio 4’s ‘The Food Programme’, was held in Bristol earlier this month. Judges based their decisions on public nominations and, for the first time in the history of the awards, the finalists represented every part of the UK.

The Welsh Lamb Club was launched by the Prince of Wales in 2010, and its members now include some of the finest chefs in the country, like Tom Aikens, Anthony Demetre and Bryn Williams.

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