A cookery school has delivered cooked meals to frontline NHS staff fighting coronavirus at Watford General Hospital.

The Cooking Academy in Rickmansworth delivered 100 meals for staff working at the hospital on Monday, March 30.

Kumud Gandhi, who owns the cookery school, says she volunteered her time alongside the school's chefs to prepare and cook the meals to help keep the staff going on their long shifts.

Mrs Gandhi said: "The meals which myself and Sarah Leary cooked for the staff at Watford General Hospital were a way for us to say thank you for the absolutely essential work they are doing to fight this awful virus.

"We wanted to help in the way we know best by feeding them with healthy and nutritious food to give them the energy they need to keep going!"

The school cooked a Moroccan chickpea, sweet potato and spinach tagine, a butternut squash dhansak served with rice as well as an aubergine & kidney bean Italian Stew for NHS staff.

Ingredients for the meals were donated by The Cooking Academy, Waitrose & Partners in Northwood and Tesco in Rickmansworth, with Costco in Watford donating the containers to deliver the meals in.

The school are now in talks with other retailers to cook more food for NHS staff.

Over the coming weeks, the school hopes to deliver food to hospitals in the local area and those in London as well.