We, Antonia Troth and Kathryn Rodbert met at the school gate and had many a discussion about setting up a cooking related business.  We decided that after working for years in various aspects of catering and hospitality, to set up an on-line deli from home in a small village in West Sussex.  We cooked and delivered food orders to homes, local farm shops and village shops in between looking after our children.  This led to party catering and then to opening Madeleine's Deli in our local market town of Petersfield in the glorious South Downs National Park.  The deli with it's two small tables proved so popular we had to move to larger premises a little further up the road and then set up The Bakehouse - our food production kitchen in the nearby village of Steep Marsh.  In 2021 we opened our second deli in Midhurst, West Sussex, a beautiful historic town overlooking Cowdray Park.





Antonia is co-owner of Madeleine's Kitchen.  Brought up in the South of France, she is a fluent french speaker and brings many Mediterranean influences to the deli.  Calm, considered and fascinated by Human Psychology, she is devoted to ensuring the well-being of staff and customers.  she lives in Petersfield with her husband Nick and four children,  Her  favourite Bakehouse food is the Spanakopita with the Puy Lentil & Roast Beetroot Salad.




Kathryn is co-owner of Madeleine's Kitchen.  She is Cordon Bleu trained and her, now fulfilled, dream for many years was to run a deli. Her focus at the Bakehouse is the fresh food and loves cooking and eating. She is never happier than when sharing a great meal and bottle of fabulous wine on occasion in Italy.  She loves books, films, chocolate, her cat and would like to enjoy exercise.


Jess's impressive organisational skills ensure all elements of the Deli, Cafe & Pantry come together and run smoothly.  A true grafter, she keeps a cool head when it all goes a bit crazy and the customers really do come first.  Loves cycling and walking with her beautiful dog and lovely fireman partner Toby!


Sarah's years of experience have proved invaluable and she has transformed our Deli kitchen into the most efficient and organised space whilst producing the most delicious food.  A passionate vegan and environmentalist, she is very conscious that we source our ingredients ethically and responsibly. Loves running, Pilates, festivals and being surrounded by friends enjoying good food and wine.  



Alex is a mover and get's things done - a whizz in the kitchen who we rely on to produce amazing food and is also handy with a toolkit.  A trained chef she has been with us from day one. Always enthusiastic, she keeps a step ahead and thinks strategically about what we need and how to do it.  Loves travel, music, food, festivals & gin.



Deli Manager



We are thrilled that Millie is going to take on the role of Assistant Manager at our Midhurst deli.  Always calm with great customer service, her creativity with the displays in the deli is much appreciated as is her attention to detail.  Loves riding, exercising and is an enthusiastic baker.  She is studying fashion design and textiles at college and is also busy designing and making 


Deli Chef

Debbie is a great cook and we are lucky to have had her in the kitchen from the start. She was instrumental in devising the recipes we are still using like our most delicious vegetarian scotch eggs.  A very busy person, she is qualified to teach yoga, scuba and forest school.  Keeps chickens and grows her own vegetables.

An amazing baker and the "Heston" of the Bakehouse - bravely trying out new recipes and improving old ones.  Mumsy and nurturing, we can always rely on Claire for advice on our ailments and to keep a tranquil head.  Loves walking in the Downs, picnics on the beach and a good fish & chip supper