Stroud schoolboy Tom Barlow-Kay, 12, wins Junior MasterChef
MILLIONS of TV viewers watched Marling School student Tom Barlow Kay, 12, win Junior MasterChef on Friday.
The culinary whiz started off as one of 32 young chefs and cooked up a storm to get to the final four.
He impressed MasterChef judge John Torode and new judge, the food blogger and cook Donal Skehan, with the quality of his dishes.
Over the last three weeks the competitors have soaked up knowledge from John and from their experience at a professional kitchen.
In the last week the four finalists have showcased their skills in a number of challenges including cooking under 18-year-old head chef Luke Thomas at Luke’s Dining Room, the restaurant of a boutique hotel in Berkshire.
In the final, the cooks faced their final test and the one they have all been working towards, making their best three course menu.
They had two hours to prepare, plate and serve three sumptuous courses full of flavour, flair and talent showing everything they have learnt so far.
Tom, who started cooking when he was nine, said the best thing about cooking is seeing people smile when they taste his food.