A Northwood resident has taken the plunge and opened her own eatery in the High Street which promises a sustainable approach whilst also serving tasty dishes.
Kate Malcolm, a Michelin star trained chef and pastry expert, opened up the Wild Thyme Eatery last month and has been blown away with the support from the local community.
Having worked industry for 15 years when the pandemic hit, Kate decided it was time to branch out and open her own venue serving locally sourced dishes and providing a hub for the community.
Kate said despite the uncertainty posed by the pandemic it was the perfect time for her to take her career in a different direction.
She said: “When furlough hit and I couldn’t work I realised I had quite a lot of time on my hands and thought I’ve got all this time I’ve never had before.
“It was perfect time to plan and open a business and found this place in Northwood.”
Kate added that in launching the business she wanted to stress a sustainable local approach.
She said: “All of our meat is British and comes from a butchers in Bushey and all the veg comes from a green grocers in Croxley Green.
“It’s all locally sourced products, I wanted to be as green as you can and sustainable.”
As the rush of opening week dies down, Kate said she has big plans for the coming months as she hopes to implement her pastry expertise.
She said: “We rolled out quite a simple menu but as time progresses I want to make big celebration cakes for birthdays.
“I’m also in the process of getting an alcohol license as I would like to do a supper club with a set menu and wine.”