Ey up! I’m Paul
Welcome to PopUp Chef
I’ve been fortunate over the years to have worked all over the world and PopUpChef is my way of sharing amazing recipes and hopefully inspiring you to try them and create cherished memories with your friends and family.
I’ve always enjoyed making people happy and as a young kid in the scouts, winning an annual cooking competition gave me this realisation that food can bring people happiness.
So after attending college for 3 years, working briefly in London and Sheffield, I decided to take to the seas and become a Super Yacht chef. 15 years later I’ve had the pleasure of discovering dishes from around the globe while meeting some great people and experiencing different cultures. What I love about food is how it brings people together to socialise and have a great time.
I live in Sheffield, England, with my wife Claire bear, our daughter Alice bear whos 20, our son Bradley bear who’s almost 3, our granddaughter Isabelle bear who’s 1 and our furry spotty bear, Basil, our dalmatian who’s 9. I’m super grateful to have a loving family. When we have our extended family around, cooking at home is like a PopUp restaurant operation which I love.
Food I love.
My favourite food is Thai and Japanese whilst I could never be far away from a good old Sunday roast dinner. I also love Italian, French, Indian, and Mexican cuisines.
I love to travel and see different cultures and how they live. That’s why I love Thai food, the culture of street food and it’s people, amaze me. It’s a great culture of beautiful people who share food that is so fresh and so tasty.
My ambition for PopUpChef
Firstly, I’d like to share my recipes and inspire you to cook more and create cherished memories.
Secondly, I’d like to do some future PopUpChef events, so watch this space.
Thirdly, I like to teach and help you to cook exciting meals and show you how to save time and money with better preparation and planning.
He who dares, ….?
Who knows where PopUpChef may lead me, yet I’m excited to be on the journey.
In the meantime, if you have any questions, comments or advice, I’m always happy to connect.