In 2019 Hondo Enterprises held the Brixton Kitchen competition to find the next big talent in food. Encouraging local innovation and championing the culinary diversity and creativity of Brixton, Brixton Kitchen nurtured home grown talent of both amateur and experienced standards. The panel of judges comprised acclaimed names of London’s dining scene. Brixton Kitchen received hundreds of applicants, ultimately granting Ferdinand ‘Budgie’ Montoya and Adejoke ‘Joke’ Bakare the winners. Each have been given a rent free six month residency in Brixton Village at the heart of Brixton’s diverse food scene, as well as ongoing mentorship and access to workshops covering everything from kitchen expertise to business acumen.