The Midlands Kitchen, found at the turn-off for Nottingham Road (Exit 132) is not just a handy stop for motorists, however. It has become a stop in its own right, as part of the popular Midlands Meander, as an Artisan Food destination. Its 15 different kitchens include Mexican, Mediterranean, Burgers, Pies, Indian, Vegan, Artisan Bakery, a Harvest Table, anything Chicken, Wood fired Pizzas, a Gelato stop with a Coffee bar complimented by a pastry and sandwich section that win anyone and everyone over.
This bold new venture was launched recently and developed menus that concentrate on ensuring that the fresh produce is either grown on site or sourced from the local farmers in the area. Top chef Terrence Ford who has take on the role of Culinary General Manager of The Midlands Kitchen and the neighbouring Brahman Hills Hotel has designed the menus, aiming for artisan creations that are tasty, wholesome and real whilst also meeting the needs for swift and easily accessed meals for those eager to get back on the road.
“The idea is to create an artisanal eating experience based around really good food, using high quality ingredients in dishes that are produced with speed,” says Gill Bowmaker, Pathfinder at The Midlands Kitchen. “We’re trying to keep it simple so you might get eight options on the menu, but they’ll be eight difficult decisions, and with choices from each of 15 kitchens that’s a wide array of flavours.”
The Midlands Kitchen has been specially built for easy access off the N3 freeway and is open from 06h00 to 16h00 daily, with the added benefit of the Grab and Go section staying open till 20h00.
The new attraction is already contributing enormously to the local economy through job creation, with the Midlands Kitchen having recruited about 100 people in a range of positions including waitrons, baristas, runners, kitchen assistants, chefs, artisan bakers and cashiers, whilst launching a new training and development arm TRAXION™ which ensures that staff are given extensive training equipping them for a career in the hospitality industry.
About Midlands Kitchen
Enjoy 135 different flavours created in 15 kitchens at The Midlands Kitchen found on the N3 at Exit 132 - Nottingham Road offramp. Watch expert chefs creating their specialities, including Mexican, Mediterranean, Burgers, Chicken, Pizza, Indian and Vegan and others. A daily Harvest Table is available for instant artisan fresh meals. Kid/pet friendly dining destination. Also ideal for motorists passing through for take-aways. It is open from 6h00 to 16h00 daily.