Sheffield chef Tracy hosts dinner after cooking for the Queen

Pictured is Tracy Carr, Sheffield University's head chef, who is one of only five female master chefs in the UK.
Pictured is Tracy Carr, Sheffield University's head chef, who is one of only five female master chefs in the UK.
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ONE of just five female master chefs in the UK is inviting you to dinner in Sheffield...

Tickets are on sale for members of the public to join Tracy Carr for a ‘sumptuous’ banquet at Sheffield University.

The annual Master Chefs Dinner, at Firth Hall, Western Bank, is on the evening of Saturday, March 23.

The event is being held before the annual Skills for Chefs Conference, when the university hosts 200 top chefs from across the UK in July.

Tracy, aged 52, who lives in north Sheffield, is the university’s executive head chef, overseeing its in-house catering service plus gourmet menus for functions such as weddings and conferences.

She also led a team of chefs who cooked for the Queen’s visit to the university in 2010.

Tracy said: “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.

“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.

“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 dinner will give local food and wine connoisseurs the chance to feast on a seven-course menu, each course matched with fine wines selected by the university’s sommelier.

Themed Classics Revisited, dishes such as slow-cooked oxtail soup, peach melba and chicken with sage have been given a gourmet makeover.

Tracy is one of only five women to have achieved the coveted Master Chef of Great Britain accolade.

* Tickets for the black tie dinner, with background music by the Nicola Farnon Quartet, cost £70 per person. Visit Exclusive Master Chef’s Evening 2013 to book.