Co Down chef to learn from master
One of Northern Ireland's youngest culinary talents is off to Edinburgh next month for a big career challenge.
Max Buller (18), who works in the Coach Brasserie in Banbridge, is joining the kitchen of the Radisson Blu in the city to prepare a fine dining experience for members of the Hospitality Industry Trust Scotland (HITS).
The Loughbrickland teenager will be cooking under chef Gary Maclean, winner of BBC2 MasterChef: the Professionals 2016.
Max, a graduate of the South Eastern Regional College (SERC), said: "The main challenges for me will be keeping calm under pressure and performing any tasks asked of me to the highest possible standard."
He'll also meet the Radisson Blu manager Richard Mayne, who is from Banbridge.