Catey Chef Award winner Sat Bains has become the latest Nottingham celebrity to have one of the city's new trams named after him.
Bains was nominated for the honour by members of the public for "putting the city on the culinary map". He unveiled his name on the side of one of the latest additions to the NET fleet yesterday.
Jamie Swift, NET Marketing Manager, said: "The expansion of the network has seen the introduction of 22 new Citadis trams, and all of them will be named in the coming months.
"Some have already been given names suggested by members of the community, and we are delighted that one of the fleet will be named after Sat who has done so much to promote Nottingham during his exceptional culinary career."
Bains said: "The new tram network is a true 21st century transport system: environmentally friendly and zero emissions, something we have been working tirelessly to achieve at the restaurant. To have one of the trams named after me is not only an honour but a huge privilege too. Am humbled to have been even nominated."
The two-Michelin-starred chef, who attempted to climb Mount Everest earlier this year and was subsequently caught up in the Nepal earthquake, is the latest in a line of Nottingham celebrities, community stalwarts, local heroes and legendary figures with trams named after them. Others include Robin Hood, Brian Clough, Carl Froch, playwright Stephen Lowe and entrepreneur George Africanus.
Councillor Jane Urquhart of Nottingham City Council added: "Sat Bains is a great ambassador for the city. Not only, has he shown what hard work and dedication can achieve, he has helped enhance Nottingham's reputation as a great food and drink destination. The tram naming is the city's way of celebrating his achievements and thanking him for the important contribution he has made."