SCOTS students have taken the top honours at one of the UK's most gruelling amateur catering events.

Nikola Plhavoka, Aoife Munro and Murray McDavid from Glasgow City College impressed the panel of judges at this year's Nestlé Toque d'Or.

The trio edged out other colleges during four days of competition to become Scotland's sixth winning team.

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Mr McDavid said: "The entire experience has been fantastic, and we have all learned so much which will stay with us for the rest of our careers.

"We now all look forward to our next steps now the competition is over."

The Grand Final included entrants from Westminster Kingsway, City of Liverpool, Ayrshire College, Gloucester College Five Acres Campus and Bradford College.

The overall winner was announced on Wednesday at an award ceremony at the Dorchester Hotel in London.

Neil Stephens, managing director of Nestlé Professional, said: "It is a testament not only to the skill and passion of each young person, but also to those responsible for their training, that the standards of each teams' performance was so high. I am sure that they look forward to a bright future in the industry and wish them the very best of luck for their next steps."