YOUNG chefs cooked up a treat when they competed in a national competition.

Aireborough Rotary staged the local heat of the National Young Chef competition at Guiseley School.

A spokesman said: “With competitors invited from all four senior schools in the area a strong competition was expected and the young people who attended did not disappoint.

“The competition required entrants to cook and present a three course meal for two people within an overall budget of £20 - paid by the club - and within a time limit of two hours. Marks were awarded for planning, healthy choices, correct use of equipment, hygiene and neatness of the working area and range of skills exhibited as well as the presentation and taste of each course.

“Dishes presented ranged from Smoked Mackerel Pâté to Spinach and Paneer Rolls as starters, Hunters Chicken to Cod and Chick Pea Curry for main courses and White Chocolate and Ginger Cheesecake to Plum Fool as desserts. “

Romany Branston, of Guiseley School, and Alfie Stead, of Benton Park, will represent the club in the next round in Leeds in November. The district final will be held at Betty’s Cookery School in Harrogate in the New Year.

The spokesman said: “Special thanks go to Guiseley School for once again staging the event, the teachers for supporting their pupils and most importantly the enterprising young chefs for showcasing their impressive skills. The Aireborough Club now looks forward to its next event for young people, Youth Speaks, which will be held on October 10 at the Grove Methodist Church.”

The heat was judged by Brian Whitham and John Kitching.