THE head chef at a restaurant in the Ceiriog Valley will run a cooking masterclass this week as part of a popular food-related event.

Grant Mulholland, head chef at The Hand at Llanarmon, will hold the masterclass on Friday, October 30 as part of the Taste North East Wales event.

He will be using locally-produced lamb hogget skillfully cooked using a range of other ingredients sourced from the area.

After the masterclass, you can join owner Jonathan Greatorex for a live chat about the hotel's food and commitment to local produce.

MP for Clwyd South Simon Baynes has commended the businesses taking part in the virtual event.

He said: “This is a great opportunity to showcase the wonderful food and culinary talent we have in Clwyd South.

“While it is unfortunate that this year’s events can’t be in person, it is great to see the events still going ahead virtually.

“I wish everybody involved great success with the event. A lot of hard work goes into these events and it is great to see the community coming together and adapting to the current circumstances in such an efficient and imaginative way.”

This year’s participants will showcase their ideas through a series of virtual events that members of the public are able to take part in and enjoy.

Visit the website for more details and how to participate.