New Sunday street food pop-up for Deptford


Hot Skillet Pic: The Grub Club

A new pop-up street food venture, featuring some of London best foodie entrepreneurs is to be launched in Deptford on July 6.

The Deptford Brunch Club provides local chefs and food outlets the opportunity to showcase their skills and is part of Lewisham C0uncil’s drive to improve Deptford town centre.

Following the success of their previous projects the Catford Canteen and the Catford Supper Club, the council say the venture will provide a new platform for “some of London’s best chefs and street food entrepreneurs” to present their best menus.

The Club will launch Sunday July 6 and will run every Sunday until late October with each a new chef and menu to appeal to the foodie’s senses every week. There will be two sittings on a communal basis in a marquee on Giffin Square in the center of Deptford and tickets are £12 per person.

Hot Skillet, who are new to the street food scene, will be first to kick off the event. Dan Warrillow, director of Hot Skillet, said customers can expect something different from his skillet recipes. He said: “Not many people know what a skillet is, but everybody loves the ingredients: egg, meat (not vegetarians), veg, hot sauce, cheese, potato, biscuits (like a fluffy savoury scone).”

Despite having to make changes to the original experience presented in the southern United States, he said they have still remained true to the heart of what a skillet is, which is ‘a pile of immense flavour’.

Deborah Efemini, spokeswoman for The Brunch Club said she was  passionate about providing opportunities for the local people and believes such pop up events do just that,

She said: “Everyone thinks they’re a foodie and people come for the experience”. She encourages people to support the local community and remember  “it’s not fine dining – it’s street food”.

The council are running the event in conjunction with The Grub Club, which runs pop up clubs all around London. Tickets can be purchased on their site here.

Grub Club founder Olivia Sibony said: “This is the third project we’ve worked with Lewisham Council on. It’s so refreshing to work with a local authority that’s aware of the importance of food in bringing communities together, creating new jobs and supporting business growth.”

 By Tina Akinmade


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