BUDDING chefs put their skills to the test by cooking up a two course meal under the watchful eye of professionals.

The Rotary Club of Ascot hosted their Young Chef Competition on November 20 with six students from a variety of schools taking part.

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Six students from Brakenhale Academy, Easthampstead Park Community School, Luckley House School, LVS Ascot and Ranelagh School served two people with a two course dinner under £15.

Local chefs from Bluebells Restaurant in Ascot judged the students cooking, which was completed in one and a half hours.

Jake MacNeill from Luckley House School in Wokingham was the winner of the cooking competition.

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He created a tasty meal of curried monkfish with mussels on a bed of leek tagliatelle and a toffee pie desert.

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In second place was Iluminada Acuna who served up a Langoustine and Ricotta Ravioli with basil pesto and a lemon basil glaze.

For dessert, Luminada made the most "perfect" chocolate profiteroles with a raspberry coulis.

The president of Ascot Rotary, Godfrey Skinner presented the winners with a cup trophy, shield and cookery books and a signed certificate for each student for taking part.

The winner was invited a complimentary meal at Bluebells in Ascot and will be aiming to compete in the regional competition.