If you know Cutloose just for his work behind the decks, you’re missing a trick. In recent years, the Brisbane-based DJ has made a name for himself with his Cut & Cook shows, where he crossbreeds playing music with cooking for the crowd.

Tacos. Risotto. Burgers. Ribs. Brisket. It’s probably easier to ask what Cutloose — born Trent Wildman — hasn’t cooked over the years.

Now Wildman is placing his love of food front and centre, bringing pop-up cooking parties to Fortitude Valley. Last month it was classic and spicy ramen. Tonight, it’s a Pops Chicken popcorn fried chicken party, with the bird served in either a dry or wet option. Beers will be available and music once again plays a big part, with DJ Rola D spinning tunes.

“I’ve been wanting to do a more food-based event,” Wildman told Broadsheet last month. “Where the food is the star rather than the music. So I’m going to do a pop-up where I can concentrate more on the food and provide a dish that’s near and dear to my heart.”

The event is part of an ongoing series that will run throughout the year, each focusing on a different dish or cuisine.

The Pops Chicken pop-up takes place tonight at Wildman’s own studio on 17 McLachlan Street, kicking off at 7pm.

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