CULINARY queen Mae Pinnock-Quirk is cooking up ideas for her next success for a Bognor Regis school.
Mae, 14, of The Regis School, has to create a three-course meal in the district final in February of the latest young chef of the year contest.
She wowed the judges with her recipes for Spanish paella and chocolate dream cake.
She said: “I was delighted to win the local heat of the young chef competition.
“I entered last year and didn’t even get a mention. A year on and I’ve won.
“I would like to thank Miss Bailey (food technology technician Lucinda Bailey) for all her help, support and encouragement.
“I am busy now preparing for the district final where I have to produce a three-course meal.”
Second place in the school’s heat was won by Minnie Prior, with her spiced belly pork and chocolate fondue. She will join Mae in the district final.
Isabelle Lacey took third place in the school’s heat with fresh fish cakes and tartare sauce followed by parkin.
A total of ten students entered the event and devised a range of mouth-watering tastes to tempt the taste buds of the judges.