An ex Masterchef contestant will be hosting a pop up food event in Nottingham serving an Asian inspired menu.

Pete Hewitt, who featured on Masterchef in 2015, will be launching his Homeboy’s brand at the first event of it’s kind at Junkyard, a cafe bar in Nottingham.

The 26-year-old, who was born and raised in Clifton, is hoping that the event will spark interest in Asian cuisine and potentially lead to a monthly pop up event in the City.

Pete is in the process of creating a food van in Nottingham City Centre that is set to launch in April.

He said: “The food scene in Nottingham has really been exploding over the past year and it seems to be sustaining itself in a way it hasn’t been able to before.

“The people of Nottingham seem more interested in experiencing good food and drink and I’m excited to be a part of that.”

Those who attend the event can expect to experience an exciting four course Asian menu including traditional dishes like Korean rice cakes, red braised belly pork, buttermilk pie and kimchi fries.

Former graphic designer Pete managed to make it to the final of the BBC amateur cooking contest back in 2015, and has since been pursuing his passion for Asian cuisine, something he has had a keen interest in since a young age.

He said: “I love to eat, and my interest in Asian dishes grew out of a sort of fascination for the food, as it was like nothing I had ever really experienced when I was younger.

“I don’t have any Japanese blood in me, so it was just a case of buying books and reading up on the dishes”.

The Homeboy’s Asian Street Food takeover will be taking place tomorrow from 7pm and the menu will be priced at £30 per person.