We work hard to be kind to our clients, suppliers and colleagues.

This is gratefully reflected back to us in the form of kind words from the people we work with…


“Working for Steve at Pop was an amazing experience. It taught me valuable skills that will help me throughout my hospitality career. Steve is one of the most approachable and engaging mentors/managers that I have had the pleasure of working for. Thanks again for the opportunity and support Steve” Myles

“Not only is Steve a great chef, but he always creates a happy and fun working environment, always making time for his staff helping them however he can. A great teacher and now a great friend.” Mairi


“In the 20-odd years that we have been producing from our organic farm directly to chefs the market and attitudes have changed with the inevitable coming and going of individuals and businesses.  In this time there have been ‘beacons of light’ who have stayed true to the principles of ethical sourcing and who have helped us as a business grow in confidence. Steve is one of these beacons, whose shining has cast a light sometimes when the shadows have been dark which assured us that what we are doing is right” Denise Walton, Peelham Farm


“Back from a really lovely trip up to Scotland. Steve was fantastic- great cooking, very flexible and relaxed.. Really easy going and a pleasure to work with. I am grateful. Nothing was too much to ask. I would like to believe that from early on we struck a clear and good communication. Massively helpful. He is a really good guy and I hope he will accept to work with us again.” Freddie

“Steve and his team catered for about 40 of our friends and family at our home to celebrate our Ruby Wedding. The personal service Steve offered was excellent. He listened to what we wanted and delivered high quality, seasonal fresh food that was absolutely delicious. His staff were were friendly and efficient. Everyone enjoyed and many commented later on how much they enjoyed the food. We would absolutely recommend them and hope to use them in the future.” Marjory

“We were delighted to collaborate with Steve on an extremely important dinner during COP26 in Glasgow. With 30 global Sustainability C-Suite leaders from the business world attending our Sustainability Wine Roundtable, it was crucial to find a chef to genuinely partner with us, and who understood and shared our commitment to showcasing how a meal can be thoughtful, local, carbon positive, zero waste and delicious! Steve designed us a bespoke menu with each course speaking to a Sustainability theme such as blue carbon or biodiversity, all while pairing with a sustainable wine. His commitment to Sustainability in even the smallest of details was evident throughout, and comprehensive enough to create a menu that wowed our guests both for its flavour and its environmental credentials. Steve brought a rich network of local suppliers and deep knowledge and passion for local, conscientiously produced food to create a truly memorable and one-off event for our guests and I couldn’t recommend him highly enough to other organisations looking to create a similar experience.” Accenture

“Steve is a magician when it comes to menu development and event catering, large or small. He prepared a 2-course meal for 150 attendees at our annual conference, and served delicious soup at an events outside Scottish Parliament. Our members still reminisce about the 2018 AGM, where he delivered a cracking demo and presentation about local and sustainable food. His friendly, relaxed manner combined with his ethics and incredible skill make him our go to person each time. Steve, you are a delight to work with and we can’t recommend you highly enough.” Nourish

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