On Tuesday 11th June we visited a new pop-up organised by Chef’s Playground.
Chefs Playground takes pop-up restaurants to the next level allowing talented chefs to showcase their gastronomic skills in changing locations.
It’s a new initiative that invites rising chefs to invade kitchens and serve guests with their culinary creations. The chefs taking part are those who have been working in the industry at a high level but haven’t received the same accreditation as celebrity chefs.
This platform is their time to shine…
This event was their launch and was held at The Shop Kensal Rise, London – a fantastic creative venue come art gallery serving cocktails in jam jars and ethically sourcing local produce. What’s more all their food packaging is made from sustainable materials. Our little Bio Box even played starring role in their promotional video
“The reason for using boxes and recycled material is because I believe that it’s food that matters and food can still look beautiful and taste delicious even though it’s not served on china. This is is just the beginning of our journey and I will experiment with recycled material more in the future as I want it to become our trademark”.
The Shop welcomed Tom Catley, a talented chef who has previously worked with Rick stein, Nathan Outlaw and Nobu, to cook his favourite cuisine – Thai food, serving a seven-dish Thai menu that is reinterpreted with locally sourced British ingredients weaved together with contemporary flair reflective of Tom’s experience in some of the best restaurants in England.
Guests sampled delights such as sticky braised mackerel, sour pork sausage with pickled ginger and Gloucester pork belly nahm jim skewers. The food was truly delicious and the event was impeccably organised.
Watch out for upcoming events including; Josh Katz Middle Eastern: 18th and 19th June
Dinner seating times are 7pm or 9pm. Reservations taken via email at firstname.lastname@example.org