Young invited to 'cook up a storm' for the dfinner table

TV food presenter Stefan Gates is challenging the young of Newham to create and cook a dream meal for friends. Stefan, the CBBC food adventurer and Gastronuts presenter, heads the panel of judges from The Guild of Food Writers who run the children s CookI

TV food presenter Stefan Gates is challenging the young of Newham to create and cook a dream meal for friends.

Stefan, the CBBC food adventurer and Gastronuts presenter, heads the panel of judges from The Guild of Food Writers who run the children's CookIt! 2010 competition.

Children will be tasked to let their imaginations run wild to create a delicious two-course meal designed to "enchant and delight" their friends.

Stefan said he loves nothing better than making food that's fun, interactive and surprising.

Six finalists will battle it out in a Cook Off in London in June. All finalists will receive exciting prizes with the winner going on a family holiday to Cornwall. Details of the competition and an entry form are available on www.gfw.co.uk/children. The closing date for entries is 30th April

Last year's winner was 12-year-old Robbie Main from Lincoln with an adventurous dish of pancetta chicken stuffed with wild mushrooms, served on a bed of leek and parsnip noodles, with pea puree and rosemary roast potatoes.