BUDDING young chefs in Dumbarton and the Vale are running out of time if they want to enter their recipe creations and become the Young Pea Chef of the Year 2018.

The Ocado Foundation is offering each winning child a £500 donation for their school to fund Grow-Your-Own projects, as well as a personalised cooking hamper for the winning chef worth £50.

Yes Peas! are on the lookout for three talented children to take the title across three separate categories but they have only got until Friday, April 20 to enter. At the end of it one youngster will be crowned The Young Pea Chef of the Year 2018.

With support from chefs, media and farmers across the UK and with an incredible prize on offer from The Ocado Foundation, school children are invited to create a delicious dish using Britain’s favourite family vegetable, the humble pea, and delight the UK with their fantastic feasts.

Rachel Green, Yes Peas! campaign ambassador and TV chef, said: “Last year we received over 100 fantastic recipes from children from across the UK, so we’re very excited to see what this year will bring.”

To enter the Young Pea Chef of the Year, in association with The Ocado Foundation, visit www.youngpeachef.co.uk.