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Welcome to Patak's Foods, the world's leading producer of authentic and flavourful Indian food for the retail and foodservice markets.
Established in England in 1957, Patak's has grown to become an internationally successful brand. Our award-winning cooking sauces, curry pastes, chutneys, pickles and pappadums are now distributed to more than 45 countries worldwide, including the UK, Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and Canada. At Patak's, we're passionate about Indian food, and want to share our knowledge and passion with you.
Patak's Foods, long a household name in the UK, is fast becoming recognized around the world for creating a line of authentic Indian food that is quick and easy to prepare, and bursting with rich flavour. Our popular cooking sauces, curry pastes, chutneys, pickles, vegetable curries and pappadums make it easy for food lovers everywhere to prepare authentic Indian dishes at home in less than 35 minutes.
Patak's (pa-taks) was founded in 1957 by L.G. Pathak. Originally from East Africa, Mr. Pathak arrived in England with £5 in his pocket. Good jobs were scarce, so he and his wife decided to do what they knew best - preparing traditional Indian food. They began by making fresh samosas and selling them from their home until they raised enough money to open their first shop. They soon expanded to sell pickles, chutneys and other hard to find food products imported from India.
L.G.Pathaks son, Kirit Pathak, joined the business in 1970. Since that day, Kirit has spearheaded the company's rise making Patak's the world's leading Indian food brand. Kirit saw the potential in the Indian food market and had a vision that still holds true today - to manufacture and sell quality authentic Indian food worldwide. Kirit's wife, Meena Pathak, has been the creative force behind the Patak's brand and has approved every Patak's recipe. Each recipe has its own secret spice mix formulations and these secret formulations are kept a very closely guarded secret.
Today, Patak's has more than 700 employees and is the #1 Indian food brand in Canada.
Most recently, Patak's re-designed their products to better reflect the rich and vibrant colours of Indian culture.
And new flavours have been added to the lineup too, including their Naan Collection as well as savoury new Curry Pastes and Cooking Sauces.
A Double OBE
The Patak's success story has been further strengthened by award-winning achievements. Kirit Pathak received an OBE in 1997 and Meena received the same accolade in 2002.
An emphasis on quality, authenticity, flavour and convenience are the keys to Patak's success.