Ethnic Cuisine Ltd has recently been described as ‘a real success story’ by Welsh Secretary, Alun Michael. The firm was established in 1994 and produces pre-packed Chinese and Oriental meals for Sainsburys. The company now employs 120 people and is planning to create a further sixty jobs by opening a new £600,000 amenity block incorporating a state of the art test kitchen, restaurant and increased office and training facilities at its Swansea based factory.
Its commitment to value and authenticity has enabled it become sole supplier of some 26 products to Sainsburys and the firm constantly seeks to produce and develop exciting authentic dishes through its new test kitchen and new product development departments. Ethnic Cuisine Ltd obtains the majority of its raw materials from South Wales suppliers and continues to contribute to the prosperity of the region. In 1998, Sainsbury’s Prawn Laksa (produced by Ethnic Cuisine) was presented with the top award at the 1998 SuperMarketing Quality Food and Drinks Award and is further testament to the firm’s commitment to quality and authenticity.
Since its inception, Ethnic Cuisine Ltd has experienced considerable growth and now has an annual turnover of nearly £10 million. Despite this achievement, the company continues to look for opportunities to expand and is currently contemplating further expansion to dramatically increase its existing production capabilities.