The heat is on for Doncaster junior masterchef competition

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Youngsters across the borough are being put through their paces in the kitchen, as part of a junior masterchef competition

A total of eight schools have signed up to take part in the competiton, which is being held by the award-winning Indian restaurant, Aagrah, based in Woodlands.

The final will take place at the restaurant on June 4, and will involve pupils from Balby Waverley Primary, Barnburgh Primary,Kingfisher Primary, Kirk Sandall Infants, Mexborough Highwood Primary, Town Field Primary, Woodfield Primary and Woodlands Primary.

Asif Ali visited all of the participating schools ahead of the competition, teaching them some basic principles of Indian cooking, and two pupils from each school will take part in the final. Mr Ali said: “We cannot wait to see what these young chefs will produce at the final cook off.”

Aagrah owner, Mr Ali, Doncaster Mayor, Ros Jones Group Editor of South Yorkshire Newspapers, Chris Burton and Jo Moxon Assistant Director Education will act as judges at the competition.

An awards ceremony for the winners will take place at the Keepmoat on June 17.

Tickets cost £25 and are available to buy from Aagrah now.