Master Stroke for Sheffield Foodies

The unsung heroes of British cuisine will be transformed next month, at a sumptuous foodie event designed by Sheffield’s own Master Chef of Great Britain, Tracy Carr.

Held at the University of Sheffield’s prestigious Firth Court, the annual Master Chefs Dinner will give local food and wine connoisseurs the chance to feast on a delicious menu of seven-courses, each matched with fine wines selected by the University’s Sommelier.

Themed “Classics Revisited,” humble dishes such as slow-cooked oxtail soup, peach melba and chicken with sage, have been given a gourmet makeover by Tracy. Tracy is one of only a handful of females to have achieved the coveted Master Chef of Great Britain accolade.

As the University’s Head Chef, she provides the University’s venues with an exclusive catering service for its wedding and conferencing clients.

“Firth Court is the ideal venue to host our annual dinner, as we wanted to bring back tradition and a historic feel, but with a contemporary edge,” explains Tracy.

“I’m really excited about the menu this year and have enjoyed transforming forgotten classics into dishes that I know will be enjoyed by today’s food lovers,” she said.

“The dinner is one of the highlights of the year for me, as it’s a chance to really show-off our skills as a fine-dining venue.”

The event, held on 23 March, is a precursor to the annual Skills for Chefs Conference, in which the University of Sheffield will play host to 200 leading chefs from all over the country in July 2013.

Costing £70, tickets are still available to the exclusive event, and can be booked by visiting

For diners travelling from further afield, the University provides award-winning accommodation.

The event will be black-tie, with music performed by the Nicola Farnon Quartet.

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