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Chef Stephen Terry to serve up Nato banquet

Stephen Terry
Image caption Stephen Terry has appeared on the BBC's Great British Menu

Star Welsh chef Stephen Terry is to serve up a banquet for Barack Obama, David Cameron and other world leaders at September's Nato summit.

The award-winning chef is promising a menu to showcase some of the food Wales is famous for at the dinner in Cardiff on 4 September.

Students from Cardiff Metropolitan University will also help.

Terry said it would be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the 12 he has chosen for the task.

"It will give them a fantastic opportunity to test themselves on what will be one of the biggest nights of their lives," he said.

"I am sure Mr Cameron, President Obama and the other world leaders will enjoy the very best of Welsh food and hospitality."

Heads of state and government ministers will dine at venues around Cardiff including the castle, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and HMS Duncan in Cardiff Bay during the two-day summit at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport.

Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb said he was delighted about the chef's appointment.

"He is without doubt one of the finest chefs to have ever come out of Wales."

Choosing him to oversee the "immensely prestigious" dinner displayed how the Nato summit was showcasing the best of Welsh business.

Mr Crabb added: "The skills and expertise of businesses in Wales are being recognised on a global stage via this summit.

"World leaders will return home having enjoyed world-class cuisine here in Wales."

Terry worked in the kitchens of famous chefs Marco Pierre White and Michel Roux Jr, earning a prestigious Michelin star, before setting up a restaurant at The Hardwick in Abergavenny.

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