ELWEN Roberts, the popular cook and consumer executive for Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales (HCC), has been nominated for a top award by the food industry.

Elwen, who undertakes cooking demonstrations in schools and on television for S4C, as well as leading work to train teachers and develop education resources to help children understand the origin of food, has been named as a finalist in the ‘Women in Meat’ industry awards.

The result, to be announced at a prestigious dinner in the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington in November, will be decided by an online public vote at https://womeninmeatawards.com/vote

Elwen's nomination is in recognition of a 20-year career in the industry, during which she has showed great commitment to educating the public, teachers, children and health professionals regarding how food is produced, balanced diets and the importance of food traceability.

This year was to mark Elwen's 36th working visit to the Royal Welsh Show, but a broken wrist means that HCC will have to manage without her trademark cooking demonstrations this year.