Kettleby Foods

Based in Melton Mowbray, Kettleby Foods produces a range of high quality chilled ready meals supplying major retailers.

About Kettleby Foods

While traditional British potato-topped pies are our forte, we also produce a diverse range of meals ranging from indulgent dining to healthy eating.

First production started in 1999 with a range of 11 potato-topped pies. Over the years, we have built an enviable reputation for producing to the highest quality and in an efficient manner, using the latest technology.
660 employees
In recognition of Innovation, we have won numerous food industry awards, most recently a 'Silver Q', in the Food Quality Awards.

Our business

Our diverse range of products now exceeds 120. We use the finest ingredients, sourced locally where possible, such as beer from a microbrewery that’s less than 10 miles away. The chilled ready meals sector is all about innovation and we pride ourselves on being able to create products that delight the consumer. We continue to identify new cuisines which deliver ultimate originality and taste. We are a centre of excellence for Tesco for both its Classic and Finest* Classic categories.

Our people

Kettleby Foods offers a wide range of opportunities including supply chain, manufacturing, technical, commercial, product development, finance, marketing, personnel, purchasing, logistics, planning, hygiene, and quality assurance. Looking after the development of our people is key to delivering the quality of product we are renowned for. Achieving 'Investors in People' within 12 months of the business opening - and retaining it ever since - has kept our focus on growing the skills of our staff.

Community & Environment

We actively support our local community through a number of initiatives that involve both fund raising and providing direct input into local projects. This has included working with groups of schoolchildren through to providing teams of staff to decorate and refurbish community facilities. Our responsibility towards environmental issues has led us to achieve and sustain the recognised international Environmental Standard ISO 14001. Through this standard we have been able to demonstrate reductions in our environmental impact and improve our waste streams resulting in zero waste going to land fill.

Products we produce