Family business processing the way forward in the food industry
Established in 2005 by Omar and Abbas Bhamji, Hull-based CK Foods (Processing) Ltd. is a prime example of a family business building on the success of the traditional values of quality and service.
The company manufactures and supplies an innovative range of British-produced premium chicken finger foods, pizza cheese and dairy products.
CK Foods initially opened a cheese processing facility specialising in the manufacturing, processing and supply of pizza cheese to retailers, wholesalers and the pizza market. Over the years the company has worked closely with Europe's major cheese producers to formulate unique pizza cheese blends excelling in exceptional flavour characteristics and now provides a range of high quality cheese products.
This was CK Foods entry into food processing which gave them an invaluable insight into the food manufacturing process, and it is still the company’s primary area of the business to this current day.
In September 2015, as part of its ongoing expansion programme, CK Foods officially announced the opening of their purpose-built £5m state-of-the-art food production facility in West Bowling, Bradford.
A gap in the market for locally-sourced British halal poultry products was the inspiration behind the opening of the facility which houses the latest technological equipment specifically designed to produce a wide range of products. The company saw there was an opportunity within the market for locally-produced poultry products, with a close UK supply chain, which wasn’t being catered for at the time in the UK.
The modern purpose-built production facility produces premium quality chicken finger foods that appeal to both Eastern and Western palates. The extensive range, which is made with 100% chicken breast, incorporates bespoke recipe products with unique marinades and sophisticated flavours including peri peri, hot and spicy, and southern fried.
CK Foods are committed to supplying quality British-produced chicken products organically and naturally reared by compassionate suppliers. The raw materials the company uses in their products are sourced from local farmers who share their visions of high quality, sustainability and care for animal welfare.
The company’s two manufacturing sites operate to the highest standards of food production and safety, guaranteeing the taste and quality of every product they bring to market. And for customers added reassurance the company’s production sites operate to the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard for Food Safety, and all products are Halal Monitoring Committee (HMC) certificated. CK Foods are also Red Tractor accredited for its non-HMC chicken products.