Rishton pupil Caleb Bardsley was named runner-up in the Rotary District 1190 Young Chef Competition.
Caleb, who studies at Norden High School, qualified for the final after competing against representatives from more than 70 Rotary clubs throughout the area.
During the final he had to plan and prepare a three-course meal and was judged by two senior chefs. His starter was a French toasted sandwich while his main course was a beef stroganoff with a sponge cake desert.
David Shaw, of Great Harwood and Rishton Rotary Club, said Caleb was unlucky not to win, but gave a good account of himself.
He added: “He was up against some very stiff competition.
“The senior judge commented that in the four years that he had been judging this competition the standard continues to improve year on year and that this year had been of the highest standard.”
The Rotary Club of Great Harwood and Rishton has also announced plans for its next charity fundraising concert.
The Band and Corps of Drums of The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers will perform at Norden High School on Saturday, May 18.
Money raised from the event will go to several charities including the Ellie Leathert Fund to support five-year-old Ellie who suffers from cystic fibrosis.
Artist Edward Foster recently treated Rotary club members to a talk and presentation of his work.
Edward is most recognised for his striking portrayals of life in the borough and gained notoriety from his work titled ‘The Three Gossips’ which is a parody of The Three Graces by Botticelli.