One of Scotland's top young chefs has been giving two talented teenagers an insight into working in a world class kitchen.
Head chef at the Old Course Hotel in St Andrews, Ross Marshall, showed two contestants of the Future Chef competition what it takes to build a successful culinary career.
Mr Marshall won young chef of the year at the Scotland Food and Drink Awards in May.
He said: “We're trying to encourage young people to come into the trade. We feel that there aren't enough young people coming and competitions and programmes like this benefit young chefs and gives them support that they need at the beginning.
“It's very hard to get into the industry especially getting into big hotels like this. So it should be good seeing what they get out of it and these young girls can benefit from the whole experience.
Fifteen-year-old Rachel Notarangelo, from Edinburgh, competed in the Future Chef finals in March, while Eve Archibald, 16, from Edinburgh, reached the final of the competition in 2009.
Miss Archibald said: “I'm in my last year of school so when I leave I hope to take an apprenticeship to become a pastry chef. I've done a lot of work experience in that area in really amazing places so if I see anything new I've not seen before, that's great.
Miss Notarangelo added: “It's good to see what it's like and this is overwhelming. I've never been here before so it's just, wow.”