Lewis Beddington has been named Nottinghamshire Young Chef of the Year.
The 21-year-old from Tom Browns Brasserie in Gunthorpe picked up the award after winning a cook-off against three other finalists.
His victorious meal consisted of pan-fried John Dory with wild asparagus, fennel and wild garlic leaves for starters and for mains, roasted pigeon on a medley of seasonal vegetables with Morrell jus.
"It was a tough bag of ingredients," said Beddington.
Each finalist was set a task of cooking two two-course meals, either a starter and a main or a main and a dessert in two and a half hours.
Beddington's prize is to spend a week at both the Michelin-star chefs' establishments.
By Ross Bentley