Young chefs battled it out at Marling School on Saturday.

Stroud Rotary Club organised the culinary competition, which saw eleven students of the Stroud school take part.

They were challenged with cooking and serving a two-course healthy meal costing less than £10.

The contest was the first stage of a national competition, the winner of which will be crowned Rotary Young Chef of the Year.

"The standard was incredibly high," said Paul Wilkinson of Stroud Rotary Club.

"They all served food that would cost you a lot of money in a good restaurant."

The competition was professionally judged and the winner, Will Tidey, will now go on to a Rotary District competition.

If he is successful there, he will the opportunity to take part in a regional and possibly national Final.