BUDDING chefs from Barnsley College have cooked up a win after achieving first prize in a college-led culinary competition.

Level one catering and hospitality students, Max Hodgkinson, Will Smith, and Jessica Steele took part in the Stretch and Challenge competition.

Throughout a period of four weeks the students created four dishes using a specific ingredient each week.

They then had seven days to submit their dishes along with pictures of them making the dish, and a recipe they used.

The competition was created by catering tutor, James Key, who wanted to encourage the students to think about different recipes.

Jessica said: “I was shocked to win the competition, I’m proud that I have accomplished it.

“My favourite dish to make was my pasta dish; it was linguine in a spicy chorizo tomato sauce.

“I am thankful to James for coming up with the cooking competition as it kept my lockdown interesting and gave me something different to do and think about.”