New Sheffield soul food pop up inspired by American holidays

Chef Jordan Atkinson is taking inspiration from his childhood holidays and using it to create a new Sheffield food pop up.

Wednesday, 7th August 2019, 08:37 am
Updated Wednesday, 4th September 2019, 14:46 pm
Chef Jordan Atkinson who is launching a new American soul food pop up in Sheffield. Picture Scott Merrylees

The 22-year-old launched Soul Food, specialising in tastes of the Deep South, last Friday at Union Street in the city centre.

There he served boxes of one main course with sides to workers, but he has other events planned with more of a sharing theme.

Dishes featured include items such as buttermilk fried chicken, mac and cheese with various toppings, and barbecue pulled pork.

Chef Jordan Atkinson is launching a new American soul food pop up in Sheffield. Picture Scott Merrylees

Jordan, who lives near Ecclesfield, said: "I used to go to America with my family on holidays - the food there is amazing and I really enjoyed it.

"The idea for the pop up started when I was head chef at The Schoolhouse in South Normanton.

"It's going to be something of a sharing concept, where people can order a few mains and sides and then they come out on a sharing platter that everyone can dip into."

Jordan, who has previously worked at Sheffield venues including The Milestone in Kelham Island, Brocco on the Park at Endcliffe Park and the Cross Scythes in Totley, also has another event this week.

Chef Jordan Atkinson who is launching a new American soul food pop up in Sheffield. Picture Scott Merrylees

The Hillsborough Hotel is hosting Soul Food for another pop up tomorrow, Friday September 6.

Jordan said: "We're in talks about doing a takeover at Table in Cutlery Works and hopefully once a week at Union Street as well.

"I'm just concentrating on this at the moment and we would like to take it to more places."

Soul Food also returns to Union Street this Friday, September 6, after a successful launch.