Mike Bradshaw

Mike has gained experience from both sides of the tracks, as a hands-on kitchen professional, and as a consultant at MYA. In fact, this is his second phase at MYA: having trained as a chef, he joined us and gained our analytical skill set, but then went back to work in a series of Michelin-standard kitchens, winning accolades along the way.

Now he’s with us again, ready to give our clients the best of both worlds. On the one hand, an understanding of every aspect of this complex business and the vision to help you to define and achieve your targets; on the other hand, leadership skills at the sharp end, and the real-world experience of achieving high standards on a daily basis.

Mike’s years of experience in catering cover almost every model: maintaining competitiveness in high-end restaurants and hotels, arranging banquets that will delight the guests, transforming schools, and helping care homes to achieve a process of continuous improvement.

Mike offers clients a double set of skills. As a top kitchen professional, he can help you to train your staff, raise Health and Safety standards, improve and enforce Food Hygiene rules, and benchmark your staff performance. In addition, as a Senior Consultant, his business skills mean that he can help you to tender for contracts, to update processes, and to manage total business transformations.

Key skills

  • Innovative menu design and food styling
  • Food and beverage training
  • Kitchen process development
  • Catering reviews
  • Tender management & contractor audits
  • Food safety and legislative compliance
  • Project management
  • Change management.

In his spare time, even Mike’s hobbies are food-oriented: he’s a fan of foraging for wild food with his young daughter, and he uses power tools to upcycle metal objects into garden barbecues and smokers!

  • The team, led by Carla McKenzie, were meticulous in every detail. They modelled the cleaning requirements to deliver the optimum solution for the facilities across EMEA, and really took time to understand the culture of our business. I have no hesitation in recommending MYA and its team – they are dedicated and innovative, and always go the extra mile.

    Natalia Ros Vargas, Office Team Leader, Booking.com
  • Carla and her team have broad experience in the industry. Apart from being very supportive in inventing (new) concepts, they also make use of their many years of experience when implementing these concepts. Their ultimate goal is to let people enjoy honest and good food.

    Marcel Bisselink, Owner, Daily Fresh Food, Galeen, Netherlands
  • Carla and her team worked tirelessly with us to ensure our very international and cross-cultural needs were met with great creativity and skill. They listened to us, responded to our needs and delivered above expectations.

    Angela Hencher, Director of Business Administration, Dulwich College, Shanghai Pudong
  • They are brave enough to challenge others in pursuit of the ultimate solution, whether it be behind the scenes with kitchen flow and catering management, or front-of-house service and design.

    Richard Russell, Catering Equipment Distributor Director, Western Blueprint
  • If all companies who serve the independent school sector had your breadth of vision and openness of mind, I have little doubt that the sector would be a richer and more exciting place to be.

    Phillip Godfrey, Bursar, Halliford School
  • During the negotiation process, Carla’s knowledge and expertise enabled our company to achieve a very strong commercial outcome, and some significant savings were yielded from the exercise.

    Penny Arnold, Commercial & Operations Director, Fusion Lifestyle