TEMPERATURES were rising at King’s Ely Junior while aspiring young chefs competed in the annual Junior MasterChef competition.

As featured in the television programme, students had to cook their signature dish to enter the competition, which had to cost no more than £7, be made with locally

sourced products and be cooked in under 50 minutes.

After a humbling display of prowess, the finalists presented their final dishes to the judges for the ultimate verdict.

Having observed the budding chefs in action, the judges declared Rebecca Garrett the winner, who prepared a gorgeous apple cake with superbly crafted vanilla custard.

Harry Roth, Macy Gow and Charlotte Wilkinson were the runners up and also prepared splendid dishes.

Head Richard Whymark said: “Watching the young cooks compete for the title with such passion and enthusiasm for their dishes was a pleasure. The professionals had better look out for the next generation of chefs!”

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