Marco Pierre White to host cooking event at Stadium of Light

Fiery culinary genius Marco Pierre White is to make a return to the Stadium of Light for another installment of Marco’s Black Cats Kitchen.

Last year’s hugely successful event saw the world-renowned chef host an evening of cooking and entertainment at the home of Sunderland AFC, joined by Sunderland’s first-team players, who prepared a three-course meal for a packed audience.

And the formidable face of the hugely successful ITV television series Hell’s Kitchen will be once again be putting members of Martin O’Neill’s side through their paces in the kitchen, with each player cooking a different course, featuring the finest regionally-sourced produce.

Guests will also vote for their favourite course during an exclusive question and answer session featuring the Michelin-starred chef and his guests.

Speaking about the forthcoming evening, Marco Pierre White said: “I am looking forward to coming back to Sunderland for this wonderful event and seeing how some of the star players handle the heat of a kitchen service. We’ll see if they are as nimble behind the stove as they are on the pitch.”

SAFC’s commercial director Gary Hutchinson said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Marco back to the Stadium of Light. Marco is widely regarded as one of the greatest chefs for his generation and anyone who attended the last Black Cats Kitchen will testify for what a great entertainer he is too.”

Phil Bardsley, who joined White in the kitchen at the previous event added: “It was a fantastic experience to cook with a chef of the calibre of Marco. He was a tough taskmaster but the event was great fun and I’m really looking forward to doing it all over again.”

Tickets for the event, which takes place on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, are priced from £100 per person and are available by calling 0871 911 1500 or emailing conf@banq@safc.com. Prompt booking is advised as the event is proving very popular.

Georga Spottiswood

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