A chef at a Clydebank school is in the running to win a national food award.

Clydebank High’s Donald McInnes is up for Scottish Chef of the Year at the second annual Scotland’s School Food Awards.

Donald is up against three other chefs from across Scotland, such as one in Perth and one in Edinburgh.

And West Dunbartonshire Council were quick to heap praise on the food connoisseur on the back of they themselves being recognised for serving healthy food in schools.

A council spokesperson said: “The council is delighted Donald has been shortlisted for this award which highlights his commitment and that of his colleagues in Facility Management to provide high quality, freshly prepared nutritious food to children and young people in our education establishments.

“West Dunbartonshire Council’s Facility Management team was the first urban council in Scotland to achieve the Food for Life Here Bronze Award in recognition for serving daily school meals that are healthy, sustainable and locally sourced in all of its 38 schools and 29 early learning and ASN centres.”

Open to state-run, private and public schools throughout the country, the Scottish School Food Awards are judged by a panel of leading independent experts from across the education sector.

Started in 2022, they are the first food and wellbeing awards for Scotland’s schools, celebrating those which prioritise high-quality food and nutrition and wellbeing programmes.

The Awards ceremony takes place on Wednesday, November 29 at George Watson’s College in Edinburgh.