Young chef’s kitchen battle
They devised their own menus, working to a budget and with healthy-eating guidelines, and had a set time to prepare, cook and present their three-course meals.
After a heated battle, Jessica James was named the winner, impressing the judges with her menu of carrot and coriander soup, chilli con carne and apple and rhubarb crumble.
Other dishes on the menu included tomato and basil bruschettas, one-pan duck with savoy cabbage and chocolate and banana bread pudding.
Jessica will now go through to the district heat of the competition to represent Ashfield School.