PJ taste Open Day

We are please to announce an Open Day, free to all, to take place at our meeting, dining and event venue in Attercliffe on the 11th November.

To reserve your place and help us with numbers for catering please book in using the form below. Please note that unfortunately we currently do not have any wheelchair access for Upstairs@PJtaste.

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Our Open Day will be ideal for prospective wedding couples but also for people looking for a great space for family celebrations or corporate events. We enjoy creating unique menus based around our local sourced food and this gives our guests delicious taste experiences. We enjoy using our own grown herbs, flowers and fruits (as well as honey from our bees) along with produce from local suppliers such as Whirlowhall Farm and Moss Valley Fine Meats.

At our Open Day you can sample some of our canapes and chocolates as well as an Autumnal Hedgerow punch. There will be an opportunity to meet a small selection of our suppliers and meet PJ taste staff.

In addition for people who do not find public speaking the easiest of tasks we have two Masterclasses at 1pm and 2pm designed to take the stress out of speeches. These will be delivered by Mark Simpson an acclaimed master of Ceremonies with a background in dance and performance. His practical advice will ensure your speech is a stress free highlight of the day.

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Peter Moulam

The people behind PJ Taste are champions of seasonally inspired local food. John and Peter opened their coffee shop on West Street in 2006 where a smoked tofu salad with gluten-free noodles became the best seller. This creativity has characterised their food from the start, and the wide range of options, from office buffets and weddings to spits roasts and wood-fired pizza, really sets the venture apart. Today PJ Taste employs a team of dedicated caterers to deliver delicious and innovative food for business events and family celebrations all over Sheffield and Derbyshire.

Wedding tastings at our meeting and dining venue in Sheffield

Creative Wedding Menus using Local Sourced Ingredients 

Rhian and Sam’s Wedding Tasting Upstairs@PJtaste Amazing Food, Great Venue

Mother of the Bride Julie Oxley
— Julie Oxley

Richard and Becky say "I do" this summer at a stunning new venue. We are as excited as Richard and Becky are about their special day. A lovely fresh summer wedding breakfast is on the menu with lots of salad with interesting leaves and a variety of edible flowers from Peter's home grown plot. They were so delighted with their food, that what they couldn't quite manage to eat on the tasting day was all boxed up for them to take away. This included the fresh sourdough bread which Peter had baked especially for them that afternoon.  

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Big Smiles 

Richard and Becky enjoyed an evening Upstairs@PJtaste saying "Thank you we loved it"

We enjoy getting creative with our menus and to include the bride and groom in creating the perfect menu to compliment their wedding day at Horsleygate Farm 

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Mini Cheesecakes Platter

These little gems made in on to the wedding menu but didn't quite make it home with them. 

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Ben was a natural..

at carving the joint of beef..

Bridget and Ben came to our new venue Upstairs@PJtaste. We invited them to sample a few dishes from their wedding menu.

Focusing on the Roast Beef joints served whole to be carved at the table. Here's  a pic of a mini version to serve our four delighted guests.Ben and Bridget tie the knot in just a few short weeks and were very keen to fine tune their menu. Our head chef Lee Mangles (who had prepared the meal in our production kitchen on the ground floor of our premises) was very surprised when he came upstairs to chat about the menu with our wedding couple. Ben and Lee recognised each other immediately. They had actually worked together a few years earlier. We all had a great time remenising with canapes, roast beef with all the trimmings and not forgetting delicious desserts.

We are all really looking forward to their  "Big Day" at Kelham Island Museum

 

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Sample Canape Selection 

Seasonally Inspired Locally Sourced at PJ taste

"PJ taste are experienced caterers with a passion for creating delicious food from locally sourced and own grown produce. 

We have our own stylish 100 seat meeting, dining and event space in Attercliffe with our team of professional chefs and dedicated service staff on site to provide a really warm and personal service.  Our external event catering is delivered with our electric vans providing for a range of occasions from breakfasts to business lunches and dinners through family celebrations such as weddings and canapes receptions".  Clients include Gripple, The University of Sheffield, BBC, ARUP, Wake Smith, BHP, and The Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre.

We would like to invite you to subscribe to our mailing list there is a link on this page. We will send out the occasional newsletter featuring interesting foodie stories about what we have been getting up to at  PJtaste.

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Peter Moulam

The people behind PJ Taste are champions of seasonally inspired local food. John and Peter opened their coffee shop on West Street in 2006 where a smoked tofu salad with gluten-free noodles became the best seller. This creativity has characterised their food from the start, and the wide range of options, from office buffets and weddings to spits roasts and wood-fired pizza, really sets the venture apart. Today PJ Taste employs a team of dedicated caterers to deliver delicious and innovative food for business events and family celebrations all over Sheffield and Derbyshire.

Meeting, Dining and Event Venue - Our Launch Party - Upstairs@PJtaste

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We were proud that on the 3rd November Sheffield's Lord Mayor, Councillor Anne Murphy, took the time to help us officially mark the opening of our refurbished meeting, dining and event space. 

With an audience of invited local Sheffield people representing the people who had worked on the project, past staff and customers we enjoyed a PJ taste afternoon tea and a sparkling toast made with local foraged cherry vodka.

Guests included Chris Wade from Architects Burnell Biercliffe, Stephen Thompson from Moss Valley Fine Foods, Jill White from Andy Hanselman Consulting and Ollie Allen the talented young carpenter who designed and installed the ash stair rail.  Paul and Rob Rogers the main builders were also present and without their dedication many of the clever design features would not have been included.  Indeed the Lord Major commented on how impressed she was that the refurbishment had embraced all things Sheffield which extended to the Daniels Bros who made the tables from reused pallets at the Portland Works and even the sound system which was made by Cloud Electronics based 200 yards from the premises on Staniforth Road!

Peter Moulam who along with John Fitzpatrick formed the company in 2006 said “After many years providing creative locally sourced food at venues throughout the city its great to be planning events in our own space. Having full control of the food, service and venue we can really push the boundaries to showcase our trademark locally sourced and increasingly own grown produce. We are looking forward to hosting a range of local business meetings, training events and presentations as well as private dining, weddings and parties. Our full liquour and entertainment license along with our flexible and individual approach will give our guests the great choice.

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The final detail of the whole project was the bespoke ash handrail made to complete the new staircase. Sourcing most of the wood from PJ taste's own plot and from a forest garden in Doncaster and Ollie Allen a talented local tradesman designed and installed this impressive feature. Using this project as part of his portfolio it was great to see him winning the Carpenter of the Year 2017.

 

Our Meeting, Dining and Event Space is now open

We are please to announce that the first customers have now experienced our newly refurbished meeting, dining and event space at 54 Staniforth Road, Attercliffe and have pronounced it "superb".

For bookings please ring 0330 0431954

For bookings please ring 0330 0431954

The ash handrail was from locally sourced wood and flows up the stairs in a sculptural fashion

The ash handrail was from locally sourced wood and flows up the stairs in a sculptural fashion

A corporate thank you day was organised by a major retailer, treating their staff to a champagne reception and delicious afternoon tea.  We received many comments about the comfort of the space, the exciting visual appearance of elements like the bespoke ash handrail and the restored old roof trusses.

We are currently taking bookings for a range of events from business training sessions, wedding receptions, private dining parties and corporate meetings.  We have a very bespoke service and offer unique menus for each event to ensure our locally sourced catering meets individual needs.

More information here and here

Our Meeting and Dining Venue Refurbishment Update #3

Having stripped the building back to the brickwork the excellent builders from Farlwood have progressed really well in the last week fitting thick insulated boards in the roof and all the walls.  Its amazing to see the skill of the plasterers as they complete a perfectly smooth finish to these surfaces.

Richard Hewins finishing the plastering

Richard Hewins finishing the plastering

A really interesting discovery has been a set of mermaid like gargoyles found embedded in the concrete running up the side of the staircase.  These have only been discovered as this old staircase is being removed.  Five of the cast iron figures were found behind a couple of layers of plaster mounted every foot or so onto a timber backing board.  At least a further three appear to be fixed behind a steel beam across the head of the stairs.  As this part is to be removed too we shall see if we can recover any more.  We would love to hear from anyone with any thoughts about what or why these were here.  In the meantime we are going to have a go at refurbishing them - some are missing various parts and all need a good clean.

Aside from the building work we have been planning the interior details.  Its great to have skilled suppliers so close on hand.  Aries Lighting in Darnall is working with us on some feature large hanging pendants, Full Volume looking at the AV installation with speakers made at Cloud Electronics (both based 2 minutes walk away) and the Daniel Bros are working on tables, curved feature walls and window sills!

Peter Moulam

The people behind PJ Taste are champions of seasonally inspired local food. John and Peter opened their coffee shop on West Street in 2006 where a smoked tofu salad with gluten-free noodles became the best seller. This creativity has characterised their food from the start, and the wide range of options, from office buffets and weddings to spits roasts and wood-fired pizza, really sets the venture apart. Today PJ Taste employs a team of dedicated caterers to deliver delicious and innovative food for business events and family celebrations all over Sheffield and Derbyshire.

Our Meeting and Dining Venue Refurbishment Update

Work has continued over the Christmas break taking the space on the first floor of our base at 54 Staniforth Road, Sheffield, back to its bare shell.  We will soon be ready to start the re-building to create our 100 seat meeting, dining and event venue.  Excitingly we have revealed the large roof trusses and the layers of paint added over many years are being stripped away.  The natural wood below has a lovely grain and should work well with the tables we are making from re-used pallets.  See our previous post for pictures.

The next job will be to remove the old plaster from the walls so that we can add thick layers of insulation both to the walls and the roof space to ensure our guests are toasty warm but also to minimise heating inputs and their environmental impacts.

Our electricians have already been busy and have actually completed their first fix to the first floor.  Theres over a mile of cable already gone in across the electrical, lighting, fire, security, audio, data and phone cables!  Great that they still look so happy!

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So progress but still lots to do!  Although its hard to imagine at the moment we are very confident that the result will be a unique venue reflecting our values of local sourcing, sustainability and innovative cooking with brilliant care for our guests.  So still very much on track to deliver the vision.

PJ taste Upstairs - refurbishment update

We expect our new meeting, dining and event space on the first floor of our buiding at 54 Staniforth Road (S9 3HB) to be complete in April 2017.

Throughout the planning process we have worked closely with our Sheffield based architects, Burnell Briercliffe, to make the refurbishment as environmentally sound as possible.  Considerations of sustainability are a key part of our core values and we wanted to carefully consider each step of the process from the demolition to the choice of materials used as well as aspects of the levels of insulation and on going impacts of each material chosen.

Talking of insulation we are installing a considerable amount to make the space much more efficient to heat.  We have chosen a product from Natural Building Technologies which is actually carbon negative in its manufacture.

Only wood from indigenous forests are used principally sawmill offcuts. Preference is given to wood from sustainable and socially acceptable sources. All the wood used is purchased within the European region, makes a significant contribution to a sustainable, ecological forestry industry.

Improving the insulation to this level will significantly reduce the gas required to operate the central heating meaning less radiators too.  In fact we are recycling the existing radiators rather than having to scrap these avoiding waste.  

The electrical demand will be minimised by the use of LED lighting throughout and energy efficient applicances along with movement sensor switches - chefs never turn off lights!

So with our Sheffield made tables (from re-used pallets) and 37 solar panels we are keeping things local and low impact.