Budding young cooks from Oswaldtwistle have battled it out in a Young Chefs competition.
Three pupils from Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School took part in the first round of the competition by Rotary International.
The contestants – Luke Tomlinson and Charlotte Allonby from Year 10, and Morgan Herne from Year nine – were tasked with preparing a three-course meal to a budget with the emphasis on healthy living. The youngsters were encourages by technology teachers Jayne Jolly and Lisa Bancroft and were judged on the costing of the meal, planning, healthy choices, neatness of the working area, range of skills used, presentation and taste.
Rotary Club of Church and Oswaldtwistle members Lucy Cheng-Jackson, Susan Haworth and Doreen Lawton were selected as judges for the competition.
The winner was Morgan Herne with her meal of leek and potato soup, chicken wrapped in Parma ham with seasonal vegetables and fluffy chocolate mousse with raspberries.
Michael Jackson, of the Rotary club, said all three contestants produced excellent dishes and when all the points were added up there was only one point between them.
He said: “This proved to be a most enjoyable evening watching the preparation and the final presentation of the food by these talented young people.”
Morgan will now be entered in the Rotary District Competition competing against pupils from other schools across the region.