A SELECTION of school pupils at a Carrick secondary school have been given the chance to learn from top chefs at Trump Turnberry.

The hotel resort has announced its culinary partnership with Girvan Academy as they work together to launch a pop-up restaurant within the school.

Over 60 third year pupils currently studying Home Economics were tasked with making an autumnal dish to be served at the eatery.

Submissions were whittled down to the final five, following a MasterChef style cook off judged by Turnberry Executive Chef Callum Dow and Director of Culinary Justin Galea.

The hospitality team at Turnberry then worked with the talented pupils on their winning dishes at a masterclass, which allowed the budding cooks to get first-hand experience of preparing their fish in a professional kitchen at Turnberry.

Students showcased their skills at the opening night of the 40-seater restaurant, which gave parents, local councillors and eager diners the opportunity to enjoy a five course menu.

Dishes includes risotto of smoked Ayrshire ham and breast of chicken.

Ralph Porciani of Trump Turnberry, said: “We are passionate about careers in hospitality and encouraging the next generation to consider the possibilities and opportunities it presents.

“The dishes that were created were of a professional standard, something the pupils should be incredibly proud of.

“We would welcome applications from all these talented youngsters should they want to.”