PUPILS at Clydebank High will soon be cooking up a storm – after MasterChef winner Gary Maclean visited the school to share his skills last Thursday.

He provided a cooking demonstration to a group of S4 pupils who are currently studying the craft of hospitality.

Two dishes were demonstrated: Pan-seared loin of Venison, raw spiced and caramelised cauliflower, oats, nuts and brambles, followed by chocolate fondants with a strawberry compote.

Teacher Jane Thomson said: “Gary chose these dishes for a number of reasons. We have a big focus on using ingredients which are local, seasonal and sustainable and the benefits of these which Gary showcased beautifully.”

The main meal that the top chef demonstrated to the pupils was the main course that he made for the MasterChef: The Professionals final, securing him the win.

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The dessert was a dish he made during his MasterChef journey and was served to the French Ambassador.

Jane said that the pupils were “estactic” to have Gary in to their place of learning.

She added: “The pupils quite rightly hold Gary in high esteem so it was absolutely perfect for them to have him visit and demonstrate the skills they have been learning from videos he produced.

“Hopefully this will inspire many of them with their career paths in the future as we as teachers feel very inspired again from his visit.

“They all took the opportunity for photographs with Gary and asked questions about his career journey, the many competitions he has entered from his teenage years, and courses on offer at City of Glasgow College, where Gary is a lecturer.”

The visit was not the first time the award-winning chef visited the school.

Last summer, he taught families about cooking healthy meals on a budget as part of a summer programme.

Parents and kids packed into the kitchen at the school for the special lesson on how to make a chicken katsu curry.