Avondale Foods manufactures and supplies the UK and Ireland’s leading multiple retailers with fresh products including side salads, vegetable accompaniments, soups, sauces and noodles.

Avondale Foods (Craigavon) Ltd. Chestnut Farm, 15 Dukestown Lane, Lurgan, Craigavon. BT66 8TB

Avondale Foods (Craigavon) Ltd. was founded in 1965 by Harry and Derek Geddis.
The brothers started in business growing vegetables at their family farm for distribution to local markets and retail outlets.

As Avondale Foods expanded, produce was outsourced to local growers while the company focused on product development.

In the early 1980s, Avondale Foods became the first company in Northern Ireland to manufacture coleslaw and quickly became one of the leading suppliers of coleslaw in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Avondale Foods remains a family company with the founding members still involved in the day-to-day running of the business. The second generation of the family have also key roles within the senior management team.

Avondale Foods has a staff of over 400 people which fluctuates according to the demands of production.


Avondale Foods is the company’s corporate entity through which products are developed and manufactured under its customers’ own brands.


Country Kitchen is Avondale Foods’ own brand and showcases the company’s expertise in manufacturing coleslaw, potato salads and soups.


Avondale Foods has an on-site bakery that manufactures croutons and garlic doughballs.


Avondale Foods manufactures a wide range of authentic noodle products using technology rarely available or found in Western Europe.


Keeping up with the latest trends in healthy eating, Avondale Foods manufactures a wide range of quality porridge products.


Avondale Foods manufactures sauces tailored to their customer’s individual requirements. The range comprises mayonnaises and stir-fry sauces.

Side Salads

Avondale Foods is one of the leading manufacturers of coleslaws, specialising in top tier. In addition the company manufactures a range of potato salads.


The Avondale Foods research and development department develops new and exciting soups to meet customer requirements in an ever-changing retail environment.

Vegetable accompaniments

The company also manufactures a wide range of vegetable accompaniments including potato wedges and their award-winning layered veg.

Avondale Foods manufactures its own brand coleslaws, potato salads and fresh soups under the Country Kitchen brand.

These products are found in major retail outlets throughout Northern Ireland. The Country Kitchen range is developed specifically for Northern Irish consumers and features products such as traditional vegetable broth – a firm favourite in many homes.


Technical excellence and integrity are key to Avondale Foods’ manufacture of safe,
innovative food products of the highest standard, designed to satisfy customers on every level.


Avondale Foods are fully compliant with all food safety legislation and globally recognised food safety standards including BRC and HACCP and comply with all other industry and customer codes of practice as specified by their clients.


Avondale Foods’ manufacturing site holds additional certifications including:
• Sedex Membership
• Campden BRI CLAS Standard (Laboratory)

The company is a Highfield Qualifications approved training centre, assisting in
the effective training of staff in
Food Hygiene (L3) and HACCP (L2) requirements.


Avondale Foods carry out a wide
variety of training on-site and put
the training and development of their staff at the heart of everything they do.

Avondale Foods has always taken pride in supplying quality products whilst developing pro-active programmes of product development.
This is achieved by matching the finest raw materials with bespoke production processes to enhance ingredients with sauces and dressings individually tailored for each product and customer.


The research and development department is staffed by a team of innovative food scientists, development chefs and engineers.

Creativity is firmly embedded in Avondale Foods’ culture, based on sound market analysis and technical expertise. This ensures all products have an integrity customers can trust.

The research and development department is small enough to be flexible, but large enough to deliver. When quality materials cannot be..

..sourced they are made by the department from scratch. This provides complete control over ingredients and enables the department to create tailor-made products for each customer.

The on-site engineering department ensures all new products, packaging and processes keep the company thoroughly competitive. The department designs machinery to suit the product, rather than designing the product to suit the process.

What Avondale Foods offers its employees:

  • Subsidised canteen
  • Employee of the Month award scheme
  • Development training (NVQ 2/3, ILM 2/3)
  • Christmas bonus

For more careers information email: jobs@avondale-foods.co.uk

For a copy of Avondale Foods’ Modern Day Slavery Act 2015 statement please download the pdf opposite.


Avondale Foods (Craigavon) Ltd
Chestnut Farm 15 Dukestown Lane Lurgan Craigavon BT66 8TB

Tel: +44 (0)28 383 41619
Email: info@avondale-foods.co.uk

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