CORPORAL Lee Corke has returned to work as a chef at RAF Leeming, clutching gold and silver from the World Culinary Olympics.

The event was held at Erfurt, in Germany, and Lee was part of a six-man team representing Britain's combined services.

The team entered the military class of the competition, which was made up of two sections, hot kitchen and cold buffet.

Despite stiff competition from teams from all over the world, Lee and his team took the gold medal for the cold buffet and the silver medal for the hot kitchen.

The British team also took the silver medal for the competition overall, beaten by the US army.

Lee, 30, lives with his wife, Debbie, and children Leoni, two, and four-month-old James, at the North Yorkshire base