Brand new Teesside street food company ParmStar held a free pre-launch party in the village of Seamer this week in aid of Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice.

Taking place in the car park of the King’s Head pub, ParmStar founders John Coulson and Lisa Cheung invited 40 locals to come and try a parmo burger and make a donation to a great cause.

The event raised over £125 for the Redcar based charity and the food was a big hit with the villagers. ParmStar will now be hitting the road, serving up their take on the legendary Teesside dish in Manchester, Leeds, Huddersfield and more in the coming weeks.

Earlier this year, the pair were working in corporate jobs in London, dreaming up their street food concept, which is now becoming a reality.

John first started cooking parmos in 2007 when he moved to London and was unable to get hold of one. Since then he and Lisa have worked on the recipe and finally found a way to make it work in a street food setting. Look out for them at street food events or get in touch if you want to book them for your own event.

If you would like more information or to contact John and Lisa about an event you are planning you can visit their website or email

Charity begins with a parmo

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