Welcome to the new home of the Udale Pro Chef Range

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Our vision is simple. We work with an established number of quality restaurants around the UK because they require produce that will deliver consistency, quality and added value to their dining experience.

Udale Speciality Foods is a family owned business run by brothers, Ian and Neil Udale. The company was founded by their great-grandfather in 1905.

We were award winners at the Northwest Fine Foods’ Awards in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007 & 2008. Our list of awards included: Best Lamb, Best Beef, Best Pork, Venison Sausage, and Pork and Chutney Pie.

More recently, in 2013 we were awarded one star from the ‘Great Taste Awards’ for our Cumbrian Smoked Pancetta and just a few weeks ago we were awarded two stars from the ‘Great Taste Awards 2014′ for our Traditional Cumberland Sausage.

Our enthusiasm for supplying our customers with the very best service has led to a long and proven track record which is reflected in our high customer retention rate.

The company’s long-term objectives are to ‘constantly develop and improve our services and product ranges by working with existing and future customers to meet and exceed their expectations’. The growth and success of the company is, and will continue to be, down to the commitment of the whole team, continued investment in new systems, and our ongoing desire for excellence.


May I take this opportunity to thank you for choosing Udale.

Ian Udale
Managing Director

September Selections 2014 

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Supporting Chef Training Throughout the UK | Jason Myers | Sales Director

76Culinary standards around the UK are really important to us at Udale, especially when it comes to sharing quality within the industry. Each month we take to the road on a national training programme with visionarydining.com and watch on with immense pride as the best chefs in the country put our products through their paces. Key to these sessions is how chefs learn the refined techniques to deliver our products with immense flavour and character. With Kenny Atkinson in Darlington in February it was great to see our Fell Bred Lamb saddles being cooked with such care and attention and then to see the attending chefs really appreciate the deep flavour notes of our Lamb. If you work with us, get in touch to see if we have availability for sponsored chef workshop places for the remaining dates of 2013.

Exploring the Depth of Quality | Jason Myers | Sales Director

45I’ve lost count of the quality chefs we’ve worked with over the last few years. From the Highlands of Scotland to the South Coast of England, quality seems to permeate the industry at every turn. From our perspective there has never been a better time to buy British and to support UK farmers, especially in light of the current Horse Meat crisis which has cast doubt over the quality and integrity of the UK food chain.

So this is a great time to explore the quality within the UK food chain. Often for many it’s an exploration that ends at the dining room tables in some of Britain’s top restaurants. I think there has never been a better time to celebrate the fantastic efforts and quality produce that our farmers produce under ever-increasing pressures from cheaper imports from abroad.

Together we can focus on the beauty and quality of the UK larder and with the support of the chefs that we work with ensure that the public receive the quality they deserve and expect.


Cannonball Run 2013: A lot of Quality Out There | Jason Myers | Sales Director

In June I had the enviable privilege of taking part in the visionarydining.com Cannonball Run. In short the challenge for four teams was to race across the UK, non stop, for 48 hours visiting the UK’s finest restaurants. This year I was in the Scottish car that headed North of the border. The key to the tour was celebrating quality at source, quality beyond perhaps the household names that are familiar to us all. From The Isle of Skye to Edinburgh and from St Andrews to Ballantrae, the quality was exceptional. Fair to say that the quality of cooking in Scotland has never been better. Watch out for us taking part next year!

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