A GROUP of aspiring chefs battled it out and cooked amazing dishes to impress judges at a cooking competition at a Highbridge school.

On Saturday (November 30) four students from The King Alfred School Academy went head to head and cooked their hearts out to be in with the chance of taking part in The District Young Chef Competition next year.

The students cooked for two hours to create a healthy three course meal for under £20 to impress judges Irena from Bakkavor Desserts and Diane from Abbeyfield House.

The panel judged each student on their menu, costings and the health benefits of their food.

But it was Year 10 student Katie who took home first prize with her smoked salmon, rice and vegetable dish and cheesecake.

Katie will go on to represent Burnham-on-Sea in the next regional round of the national competition in 2020.

Rachel Chainey, who helped to organise the event, said the event was a big success and she is proud of the students for their efforts.

“The student competitors from The King Alfred School Academy remained calm and collected throughout and made incredible looking and tasting dishes,” Rachel said.

“Congratulations are due to all four for taking part and setting such a high standard.

“Sincere thanks also go to our local Burnham-on-Sea Rotary Club who sponsored and helped to facilitate the event.”

For more information about the competition visit www.rotarygbi.org/rotary-young-chef-2019/.