A History of Popups

Kitchen Takeover – The Star by Hackney Downs

Located at the corner of Hackney Downs Park, with PF*GT we found ourselves a comfortable home for over half a year in 2018. It was a perfect storm with a scorcher of a summer, the world cup and PF*GT slinging the best of East London eats we packed the place every weekend and nearly every day of the week. We'll miss our family at The Star and don't think it will be long before we're back. 

James Beard Chef´s Tribute – Rockefeller Center, New York

A collab with 30 of the world´s hottest chefs to cater for a charity gala organised by City Meals and The James Beard Foundation. More than 1,500 distinguished guests in attendance. PFGT worked alongside Cristina Bowerman (Glass); Wolfgang Puck (CUT); Farid Zadi (Revolutionario); Maria Loi (Loi Estiatorio) and Daniel Boulud (Boulud Sud) among others.

Pretty F*cking Good Toast kitchen residency at Machine No. 3

With a menu selection of gourmet toasts with foraged and the best possible ingredients, this pop up in a tiny Homerton cocktail bar got us a fair amount of media attention.

Glastonbury Festival – Pilton

A partnership with Greenpeace UK where we built a fully-fledged café from the ground up to cater for more than 1,000 people a day with an all-vegetarian and organic café menu. Diners included Jeremy Corbyn, Michael Eavis and Jarvis Cocker. Thom Yorke swung by too, but he said he wasn't hungry.

The Weekend Brunch Takeover – Myddleton Arms

In collaboration with coffee experts Hirsinger and Strauss, PFGT was involved in the War on Average campaign, with a mission to take brunch at the Myddleton Arms in Canonbury to the next level. That´s the one where we served a mackerel tartare with ants.

British Airways VIP lounge – Heathrow Airport, London

A commission by the government of Malta to offer an array of traditional Maltese foods on canapé-sized toasts - over 800 people in attendance.

The Weekend Brunch Takeover – Stour Space

One of London´s most sought after independent art galleries commissioned us to take over their café kitchen for six months, with a brief to organise Hackney Wick´s most loved brunch. Mission accomplished.