Top chefs set to dine at museum

Left to Right - Andy Gabbitas, Chef-Proprietor of The Wortely Arms; David McKown, Director of Skills Conferences; Richard Saward, Business Service Manager, Kelham Island Museum , at Kelham Island Museum

Left to Right - Andy Gabbitas, Chef-Proprietor of The Wortely Arms; David McKown, Director of Skills Conferences; Richard Saward, Business Service Manager, Kelham Island Museum , at Kelham Island Museum

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Top chefs from across the globe will be treated to a taste of hospitality Sheffield style this summer – in the 
Kelham Island Museum.

The city is hosting the 16th annual Skills for Chefs Conference on July 10-11, starring top names including Sat Bains, Eric Chavot and Andrew Bennett.

In previous years delegates have enjoyed a safari dinner, with a course in each of three city restaurants. But Sheffield University now hosts a Skills for Service conference too and this year numbers have topped 200, making the tour impractical – so they will be treated to A Night at the Museum instead.

The dinner, highlight of the twin conferences’ social programme, will be created by master chef Andy Gabbitas, chef patron of the Wortley Arms. He is planning a menu featuring local ingredients including black pudding, locally-caught rabbit, Round Green Farm venison and chocolate delice with Our Cow Molly ice cream.

Richard Saward, the museum’s business manager, says: “The Museum will make the perfect backdrop for this dinner with strong links to Sheffield’s industrial history.”