A CHEF from Minehead is celebrating after winning the silver award in the prestigious Taste of the West Annual Awards Competition.

Stella Goldstone, 53, was awarded for her date and pistachio bake, beating off competition from chefs across the South West.

Ghana born Stella moved to Minehead in 2012, and recently set up her own catering business called Stella’s Exmoor Kitchen, based in Rodhuish with her partner David Latimer.

She specialises in supplying vegan, vegetarian, organic and wholefood products to local shops including Toucan Wholefoods.

Stella said: “I am never happier than when I am cooking; this award has made me even more passionate about my work.”

You can contact Stella for further details of her work on 07783-044007.