Following a trip to Italy, Jack Norman was ‘blown away by the passion for their own cuisine’ and decided to take a stance on a different worldly food, the Great British Pie.
The 26-year-old started his business, Pie Eyed, after finishing university. And with a team of family members they have attended festivals, events and weddings.
“We did our first event in the summer of 2015 at The Hide in Sheffield and have not looked back since!” Jack explains. “I knew I wanted to work in the food industry and the street food scene was just beginning to emerge, with Peddler starting to happen.
“So, with the spirit of the Italians in mastering their own cuisine, Pie Eyed was born.”
Pie Eyed has just been revealed as one of the new residences of Kelham Island’s new food destination, Cutlery Works.
The Milestone Group announced the new project in April and it will house 14 restaurants and three bars.
“We were blown away by Matt and Nina’s vision (owners of The Milestone Group), they really do have a clear vision of what they want and are prepared to work flat out to achieve that.”
Cutlery Works, which opens at the end of the month, will provide “a consistent availability of fantastic, varied food and drink in a relaxed setting,” Jack says, “and the fact it is going to be open till late is a big positive for the area.”
Jack discloses that we can be expecting “Pies! Lots of Pies!” from Pie Eyed, he says: “Having a permanent place to sell our pies from is going to really give us a platform to experiment a little more.”
“After four years of pie eating, it’s been a real pleasure to work hard on our Scotch Egg Recipe, and I think we’re just about there with it!”