Our Story

Since 1982 we have been family-owned and remain so today. With over 35 years experience in the meat industry, we are able to offer our customers an unrivalled amount of knowledge and expertise on all things meat and poultry. 

We have humble beginnings; a single butchers shop on the high street in the village of Lingfield, Surrey. That’s where everything started, back in 1982, by our company founders, Chris and Deborah Major, and it’s even where our famous ‘Lingfield Sausage’ was first designed and made to Chris’ secret recipe! 

Today, we operate on a mass-production scale from our new state of the art premises in East Grinstead, West Sussex.

As we continue our growth and expansion, our values of being a friendly and professional family-run business with quality service at the heart of everything we do, remain.

- established 1982 -

CMB Foods today

With the business thriving over many years, we decided to branch out by serving local businesses and companies as well. This proved extremely successful and we soon outgrew our small local shop and made the decision to move to something a little bigger.  

In February 2016 we moved to new premises in East Grinstead, West Sussex. Originally an empty warehouse, we designed the entire factory, production rooms and offices to a bespoke plan to suit both our needs and those of our customers. With extra space incorporated for future expansion and equipped with the latest technology, our state of the art facilities offer a seamless service to our customers from point of order to next day delivery with simplicity and ease. 

Over the last few years we’ve grown significantly and now have 20 refrigerated fully tracked vehicles servicing London, the South East and the Home Counties. Our 24 hour operation serves the catering trade, including contract caterers, schools, pubs, garden centres, care homes, cafés, restaurants and hotels. 

We are a forward thinking company, always looking at ways we can improve and achieve more. In recent years we have heavily invested in our facilities and infrastructure, introducing modern equipment as well as implementing cutting edge IT solutions to improve the production process. This enables us to keep up with demand and ensure we always provide the excellent service and quality our customers have come to expect from us.

State of the art systems

Since 1982 we have been a family-owned catering butchers and remain so today.

With over 35 years of experience in the butchery industry, we are able to offer you, our customers, an unrivaled amount of knowledge and expertise on all things meat and poultry related.

Backing up the human aspect and knowledge,  state-of-the-art systems ensure every stage of supply is monitored - from the temperature goods are received from our suppliers, through to the date and time of delivery to you the customer.

As you would expect, full provenance exists for all our products and we have invested in advanced technology to ease the administrative burden and to minimise errors; the end result is a streamlined, efficient and effective system with full traceability.

From farm to kitchen

Full traceability on all our products. Follow our product’s journey…

Follow our product journey…

Our team

CMB Foods is a customer focused organisation and our team of professional, dedicated staff are always willing to go the extra mile when it comes to customer service. Whatever your requirements  we will do our best to fulfil them. 

Our butchers are all fully trained and highly skilled to ensure the products sent to our customers are of the utmost quality. 

Our team of delivery drivers use well planned delivery routes and we endeavour to deliver on time, every time and where problems occur we will contact you to let you know. Communication with our customers is key. 

Careers at CMB Foods

We are always looking for good people to join our amazing and dedicated team. We spend a lot of time training and guiding our staff and often internally promote those who want to progress. Please check this page for current vacancies.

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