Friday 24th April saw a meeting between Wagyu Breeders Association Director Martine Chapman together with Brian Turner, President of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, and John Williams, Executive Chef of The Ritz London. Held at The Ritz, Martine was accompanied by her husband Moisin Altajir who run the noted Highland Wagyu enterprise at Burnside of Balhaldie, Dunblane, Perthshire.

Brian Turner, the well-known 'Celebrity Chef', is President of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts which was founded in 1980 and is Britain's leading professional association of head chefs and restaurant managers. The Academy’s objectives are primarily focused on the education and training of young people in the hospitality industry, recognising and rewarding talent and skill, as well as raising standards and awareness of food and food provenance.

Commenting, Martine Chapman said: "This was a really good first meeting and one we hope to build on as both our organisations share the same goals of providing great-tasting produce with assured quality and integrity. Brian and John certainly seemed to be impressed with the texture, flavour and marbling of Wagyu beef."

It is hoped that the contacts made will see a number of chefs attend the Wagyu Breeders Association Spring Conference to be held Thursday 21st to Friday 22nd May 2015 in the York area. For further information on the WBA Spring Conference and to register your interest, click here or email info@britishwagyu.co.uk.