One of the most highly-awarded chefs in cooking history, Marco-Pierre White, has several public appearances coming-up during the next few weeks, including a charity function at Old Trafford. White has been at the forefront of modern restaurants since earning three Michelin stars. He had previously spent 12 years in the kitchens of Harveys (where he earned his first star) and The Restaurant Marco Pierre White in Hyde Park before retiring in 1999. He turned into a successful restaurateur, forming White Star Ltd and running the Yew Tree pub and recently opened Frankie's in Knightsbridge. His TV career reached new heights with his replacement role on Hell's Kitchen (Gordon Ramsey opting to continue with the F Word).
His first big function is at Manchester Utd's Old Trafford for the Rio Ferdinand 'Live the Dream' charity. White, Ferdinand and 2 other Man Utd players will serve up a 3-course meal to their guests, hold an interactive Q&A along with the judging of the food prepared earlier as well as a champagne reception. It's all for a good cause and costs £224.25 and kick off (sorry) is at 18.45 on Thursday 26th November.
Marco-Pierre White's official "White Christmas Party 2009 Tour" begins on Thursday 3rd Dec at Frankie's Restaurant in Knightsbridge and runs for 4 further evenings on the 4th, 10th, 11th and 17th. These evenings will begin with a champagne reception and continue with a 3-course dinner (and wine), a Q&A session with White and guest Melanie Sykes and finish with live music and dance. Once again, tickets cost £224.25 per person.
Finally, White and Jean-Christophe Novelli will team up to present a similar evening at Wheeler's Of St James on January 27th 2010. This particular event costs £281.75 but differs slightly with an added fourth course cooked by both chefs.