A NORTH-EAST dinner lady has been cooking up a storm in a national competition.
Sharon Seaton, 36, came second in the Scottish School Cook of the Year competition.
The Hill of Banchory school cook impressed judges with her menu of Deeside salmon patty in focaccia bread with sweet potato chips and tri-coloured salad.
Her dessert was a Scottish raspberry and vanilla panna cotta with raspberry sauce.
Sharon had to create a main dish and dessert within 90 minutes and a maximum of only £1.60 was allowed for the cost of the meal.
The courses also had to comply with nutrients standards in force in all Scottish schools.
Sharon, who has been a cook at Hill of Banchory since it opened 10 years ago, said: “I just tried to keep down the costs by using local produce and I thought about what the children would like.”