Campsite Cook of the Year 2019


Do you enjoy cooking on a campsite? Can you rustle up a camping-friendly feast on a gas stove or a barbecue? Would you like to win a fantastic bundle of Cadac prizes for yourself and your region/section including a top of the range barbecue and accessories? Then listen up!

After the success and fun of 2018’s Cook-Off at NFOL, the Club is launching Club Campsite Cook of the Year 2019 – in association with CADAC, the Club’s Eat Local sponsor – and want you to take part.

All regions and sections have been invited to hold heats in order to find their best campsite cooks to enter into the Club-wide competition.

To find our most enthusiastic, talented and keen campsite cooks, CAMBRIAN AND WYVERN REGION  will be holding our own heat in July / August  2019, date and venue to be announced.

The winner of our regional event will win a Cadac Grillo Chef.

In August 2019, all region/section winners’ recipes will be judged by the Eat Local team at HQ, and eight winners invited to take part in the exciting cook-off final at the Cadac stand, NFOL on Saturday 21 September 2019.

  The overall winner will be presented with a Club Cook of the Year Trophy and a City Chef 50. The winning recipe will also be published in the Eat Local pages of the magazine. There are fantastic runner-up prizes too.

So, how do you get involved?

The essence of the competition is to demonstrate skill and creativity in producing a simple campsite meal beyond burgers and sausages.

We are asking entrants to send us their recipe for one main course meal. This meal must be a camping-friendly recipe, one that is possible to prepare and cook at your pitch on a bbq grill or gas stove. (No ovens, microwaves or electric appliances allowed)

The actual cooking time (not including prep) must be 30 minutes or under.

The recipes will be judged on suitability for campsite cooking, creativity, and in particular the judges will be looking for a meal that embraces the spirit of our Eat Local campaign, whether it’s using a fresh local, seasonal ingredient, incorporates a regional cheese, beer or fruit or perhaps just taking inspiration from a regional dish or flavour.

From easy but tasty one pan suppers, exciting salads, vegetarian feast a fabulous fish dish, great grilled meats to pasta with a twist… anything goes, we are looking to be inspired!

Entrants are asked to submit their names and an email address to the regional heat coordinator at  so an entry form can be mailed to them.

Closing date for entry form request is 30th April 2019.

Closing date for completed entry forms is the 19th May 2019.

Dan-yr-Ogof April 12th – 14th

We are at the wonderful National Showcaves of Wales for this weekend, come along and join us, there’s plenty to see and do for both adults and children.

We have the luxury of hard standing, electric hookup, toilets and showers for the weekend as we are staying on the caravan park within the grounds of the park. See Dan-yr-Ogof page for directions and details.

No need to book but please be aware that there are a limited(but plentiful) number of serviced pitches available and these are allocated on a first come first served basis.

April Quiz

General Knowledge Quiz

Why not give our quiz a go this April, it’s just for fun but try not to cheat.

Click on the link April Quiz

Cheese & Wine Evening

Thursday March 17th 2019

Once again Pontypridd Caravans have invited all club members to join them for a get together at their showroom/shop once again. there will be a buffet along with some drinks and a chance to buy most items from their very well stocked shop at up to 20% discount, so come along and join us for our pre-season chin wag.

See the sites list for more details