During 2019 Mainland Catering have been proud to have been involved in refurbishing the commercial kitchen facilities at Homebaked, Anfield. Homebaked is a bakery and community land trust situated on the border of Liverpool suburbs Anfield and Everton, facing the Premier League football club, Liverpool FC.
Homebaked began in 2010 as a project following on from the closure of the famed match day pie shop ‘Mitchells’ after the area was undergoing gentrification loosing over 1800 homes and spaces for work combined. Homebaked Co-Operative was then established in 2012 with the aim of providing a space for the local community for social enterprise business and affordable housing. Through cooking up delicious match day treats in their kitchen they have stood in the face of adversity and become a much stronger community. In the commercial kitchen at Homebaked they don’t just bake pies, they bake award winning pies in 2017 taking home the coveted Gold award in the National pie awards for the regional pie class.
The story of Homebaked is one of a community banding together to create a hub, they are a social enterprise with all the profits being re-injected into the company creating jobs and opportunities for everyone in the local area, through a shared love of baked goods. Mainland Catering are extremely proud to have been involved in such a project.
This year, after a refurbishment of the commercial kitchen, we are proud to announce that Homebaked took home the Social Enterprise UK Transformative Community Business Award in the UK Social Enterprise awards, a prestigious award and extremely big achievement with a small amount of help from Mainland Catering Equipment and their newly improved commercial kitchen.