YOUNG chefs tested their cooking skills in a competition at Penryn College last week as they battled it out for a place in the Rotary Club district finals.
The winning chef was Katherine Hamilton, whose menu of mackeral pate, pork loin and an apple and blackberry crumble impressed judges Philippa Holden, of The Greenbank Hotel, and Jim Henderson from Penryn Rotary Club.
Other contestants included Year 9 pupil Sarah Frost and Year 11 pupil Gabrielle Rowe, both from Penryn College.
Katherine, who won a £25 token, now goes on to the Rotary District competition in Helston in February.
If successful, she stands the chance to compete the regional final in Poole, Dorset, and the national final in London or Birmingham.
All the contestants received a cookery book and £15 to cover the cost of ingredients.
They have also all been invited to spend some time at the Merchants Manor hotel kitchen in the New Year.