BHMA was started by Patrick Huggins in 1991. In the late sixties, Patrick trained in the Merchant Navy as a chef, cooking personally for members of Royal Family, like Princess Alice 1902-2004 & Prince Charles, whilst they travelled on cruise liners. After many years at sea decided to put down roots and open his own restaurant, which was very successful. This, in turn, led to managing pubs, and hotels whilst working for Chef & Brewer, part of the Grand Metropolitan Group at that time. He successfully achieved many awards and won holidays to Bali & Bangkok for example. He moved to the head office of Chef & Brewer after 14 years at the sharp end in pubs and hotels around the country. He created the principle of ‘structured menu’ which deskilled the chef role and put the quality of consistently superb food in the hands of the supplier. The customer now had superb food all the time even when the head chef was on holiday. We know these standards now as Branded Food Operations, where you will always know what you will get before ordering. More years passed and the company restructured. Patrick decided to take redundancy and start his own business, he knew from experience what was needed to increase sales and a small range of products were born in his garage along with some help from local tradesmen. Today our products are designed with love and care at our head office in Witchford, we still work closely with our tradesmen to give our products a distinctive and unique quality, and we now have customers all over the UK, Europe & beyond.
The BHMA team in Witchford has also grown and evolved. Many of our staff have been with us since the early days and they respond with energy and enthusiasm to the ever-changing requirement of a small business.
The BHMA Team
Packing and quality checking everything in your order Andy, Tracey & Caroline.
Taking your orders on the phone - Anastasia, Marlon, Julie & Hannah.
Design & product development - Nikki & Patrick.
Manufacturing bespoke products – Ben, Johnny, Paul & Paul, Francoise, Stephen, Mandy, Mike, Carl & Naomi.
IT & website development - Andrew & Ethan.
Banking and looking after your electronic payments - Nadine & Sarah.
We thank you all for your continued support x