PJ taste are Sheffield based caterers creating seasonally inspired food from local ingredients. We love food and strive to produce amazing flavour from fresh and seasonal ingredients, sourced from the Yorkshire area. Our team of catering professionals are experts in event planning, taking a unique and personal approach to each project.
We make our own jams, pickles, fruit leathers, bread, cakes and biscuits. You may even have heard of our unique Sheffield Egg and Citrus Hits. Increasingly we are growing more of our own produce, concentrating on more unusual vegetables such as cardoons, black peas and Japanese wineberries to mention a few. We use many edible flowers including violas, vulcan, borage, nasturtium, and red amaranth for garnishing and seasonal colour.
If you would like to chat to us about any of our services or send feedback, we would love to hear from you.
A Little Bit of History
Launched by Peter Moulam and John Fitzpatrick in May 2006, PJ taste began when we opened our first shop at 249 Glossop Road in Sheffield.
We wanted to make delicious food using locally sourced ingredients, alongside serving the excellent Bei & Nannini espresso coffee which we imported direct from Luca in Tuscany. We take great pride in being one of the first local businesses to genuinely support the growers and producers in the Sheffield and Yorkshire region. Our meat comes direct from farmers in the Rivelin Valley, Whirlowhall Farm and Moss Valley in Sheffield; our milk and cream from Our Cow Molly in Dungworth; and our eggs from Aston Springs Farm in Sheffield. Groceries are sourced from Lembas in Heeley and organic Yorkshire Flours and Oats from Carr House Farm in Driffield with amazing Yorkshire cheeses from award winning cheese mongers Cryer and Stott.
Both Peter and John have their own allotments, and Peter is also a keen forager with a great interest in edible wild plants.
Since 2006, the team and the business has expanded and we are fortunate to work with and for some amazing people.
Highlights have included becoming the caterers of choice for the Chimney House, feeding the Artic Monkeys, developing an event and delivered hospitality business, meeting Russell Senior (ex Pulp guitarist) who flew in one day bearing Birch bark syrup, providing wonderful menus for many weddings, and opening retail cafes at Dearing House for Learn Direct, The Quadrant at Parkway Avenue, The Site Gallery Brown Street and the Technology Centre on the Advanced Manufacturing Park.
If you’d like to know more about who we are and what we do, feel free to get in touch.
Growing and Foraging
Our local sourcing ethos extends to growing our own soft fruits, edible flowers, rhubarb, lettuce and vegetables. We often harvest and pick just hours before serving. This is freshness guaranteed! Getting outdoors and seeing what is growing in Sheffield and the surrounding areas also gives us a connection to the seasons and challenges us to make the best of local, seasonal resources.
You can find some of our foraging stories on our blog.