A catering manager from a primary school in Argyll and Bute battled it out in the final of a prestigious, national baking competition on Thursday.
Steve Reed from Carradale Primary School is one of just 1,600 people who made it to the final of Unilever Food’s Big School Bake Off Scotland 2017.
The competition is open to school catering staff across Scotland and invites them to bake their tastiest creations for a chance to win a whole host of prizes.
Steve made a delicious courgette cake using courgettes which the Carradale pupils grew from tiny seeds as part of a school project which explored learning and play through nature.
Steve said: “The children didn’t know what to do with the courgettes they had grown so I suggested making a courgette cake. They absolutely loved it so that’s why I decided to bake it again for the competition.
“I’m delighted to have gotten this far. It is a real honour to have reached the final and I thoroughly enjoyed taking part.”
Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead for Corporate Services, Councillor Rory Colville said: “Well done Steve. This is a great achievement and I’m sure that the pupils of Carradale will be delighted.
"We want the best start for our young people and by using vegetables that have been home-grown by the pupils, it is a great way of teaching the children about the whole field to fork process and will perhaps encourage them to make healthier choices.”