Students celebrating the Welsh patron saint will be tucking into high quality Welsh food.
Welsh universities are again joining forces to make the week of St. David’s Day (1st March) special with a celebration of Welsh food.
The ‘Welcome to Wales’ food promotion event has been created by the member universities of the Higher Education Purchasing Consortium Wales (HEPCW), and aims to raise the profile of Welsh produce with universities’ staff, students and visitors.
This year, the event will commence on Monday 1st March.
During the festival week, all the participating Welsh universities, which include those in Aberystwyth, Carmarthen, Swansea, Cardiff, Pontypridd and Newport, have agreed to use and promote Welsh produce and foodstuffs throughout their catering operations.
During the week, the HEPCW member universities will be offering an exciting range of new and established Welsh products and produce and will be featuring menus specially designed for the festival.
During the festival week, the HEPCW members will serve around 100,000 customers through our restaurants and food outlets, really putting the customers in touch with fresh and local produce.
The Welsh universities have a large international student population, with students from over 130 countries studying in our universities, so this is a real opportunity to show them what Wales can produce.
We are pleased to be working with our participating suppliers and producers, including Howells Butchers (Swansea), Total Produce (Cardiff), Peters Food Service (Caerphilly), DG Wholesale (Cardiff), Princes Gate Spring Water (Narbeth), Castell Howell Foods (Cross Hands), Sushi Day (Abercynon) and SamosaCo (Pontyclun).
We would also like to acknowledge and thank Welsh Assembly Government’s Food, Fisheries & Market Development Division for their support of this promotion.