CHLOE Gardner is turning up the heat on the competition.
The Commis Chef at Stratford Manor, who has only worked there since November, has made it through to the final to create a summer dish for the menus of the QHotels group.
Chloe, a professional cookery apprentice at Stratford College, succedded with her dish of grilled Mackerel Fillet, with smoked paprika courgette and parmentier potato, accompanied by a white bean and rocket salad and chilli and lime salsa.
The contest was open to all chefs working for the group, and was designed to develop their skill sets and provide them with the opportunity to help shape the menus.
Chloe is now preparing for the final in Cheshire on Tuesday.