Julia is back in business with a new food venture

From left, Nikki Burdon, Julia Tomasyan and Sheila Rickman
From left, Nikki Burdon, Julia Tomasyan and Sheila Rickman
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A NEW business has opened in a town – but it has a familiar face behind the counter.

Julia’s Kitchen, at the top of the main high street in Bishop’s Waltham, opened last Tuesday and aims to offer local residents and businesses a range of sandwiches, quiches, coffees and sweet treats to satisfy lunchtime hunger.

Julia's Kitchen

Julia's Kitchen

The shop is owned by Julia Tomasyan.

‘I’ve lived in Bishop’s Waltham for two years but I’ve had connections here with family and work for years,’ she said. It’s a great place and has got a great community feel. I don’t go anywhere else – I love it!’

Julia is no stranger to running a business, having run a delicatessen in the town for more than seven years.

This time around Julia’s moved across the road. Working alongside friend and food supervisor Nikki Burdon, they will be offering a takeaway service for customers.

Speaking on the shop’s opening day, Julia said: ‘I had been out of the industry for five years and I absolutely missed it.

‘I have a great passion for it.’

She will also be joined behind the counter by some of the original staff from her old shop.

Sheila Rickman, who worked with Julia at her previous business, said: ‘It’s really great working with Julia again – we make a great team.’

Asked what customers can expect, Julia said ‘a friendly smile when you walk through the door’ and ‘something good to eat to take away.’

Julia’s Kitchen is open Monday to Saturday, 9am to 3pm, with plans to offer outside catering to local businesses and functions in the near future.