About the Place
Maida Hill Place is a not-for-profit social enterprise set up to provide training and support for early stage food businesses, with affordable kitchen and menu-testing space. It was set up to be a sustainable hub on the high street and encourage economic growth in the local area.
The enterprise is particularly targeted at residents from low income backgrounds but provides additional support through workshops and food industry orientation sessions, which act as a foundation from which our business support package can be expanded.
We support community health and wellbeing by running healthy eating, food and nutrition courses and working with disabled learners. We achieve commercial sustainability by hiring out facilities to chefs, caterers and restaurateurs who need a professional kitchen to produce food, develop menus and train their chefs.
About the Team
Julie Bundy is the director of MHP and a former financial journalist. Julie is the brainchild behind Maida Hill Place and has managed a range of regeneration projects.
Jack Thomson is MHP development chef who specialises in modern cooking techniques.
Lydia Mutare runs our Community Champions programme and has run volunteer projects internationally for some three decades.