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Meal Solutions

Meal Solutions produces a range of products including ready meals, soups and sauces. The division is wholly focused on own label products. 

There are four sites in the division:

  • Cavaghan & Gray (Carlisle)
  • Recipe Dish Soups (Grimsby)
  • Pennine Foods (Sheffield)
  • RF Brookes (Rogerstone).


Cavaghan and Gray

Brunel House, Brunel Way, Carlisle, Cumbria CA1 3NQ

The business was formed in 1912 and was known as Cavaghan, Collin & Gray. They were originally farmers and meat processors. In 1962, C&G commenced supply to M&S.

By the early 1970s, the company launched three of the first-ever prepared ready meal products including cauliflower cheese, cottage pie and Cumberland pie.

In 2012, C&G celebrated its 100 year anniversary and 50 year anniversary of supplying M&S.


  • M&S ultimate mash
  • M&S steak meal for one
  • M&S cottage pie meal
  • M&S fuller longer meatballs & Spaghetti
  • M&S cauliflower cheese

Recipe Dish, Grimsby

Unit 1, Pegasus Way, Europarc, Grimsby, DN37 9TS

Recipe Dish in Grimsby Is the sole supplier of chilled soup to M&S and third party supplier to Scot Beef for the M&S Cook range.

The facility has the capability to produce hot and cold filled products.

The average weekly tonnage is 100 tonnes during the summer. In winter, weekly volume increases to around 350 tonnes.

  • Tomato & basil soup
  • Butternut squash soup
  • Chicken & spring vegetable soup
  • Chicken mushroom & rice soup
  • Country vegetable soup

Pennine Foods

Drakehouse Crescent, Waterthorpe, Sheffield, S20 7JG

Pennine Foods is a purpose built site which has been in Sheffield on Drakehouse Crescent since 1986.

A number of staff have been with the company from the start, bringing family members to join them over the years.

Pennine’s main customer is M&S, who the company produces a range of ready meals including world food dishes such as Chinese and Indian.

  • Chinese crispy favourites box
  • Battered sweet & sour chicken fillets
  • Beef & black bean sauce
  • Crispy prawns & sweet chilli
  • Battered sweet chilli chicken fillet


Azalea Road, Rogerstone, Gwent, NP10 9SA, Wales

Brookes Avana is one of the largest and most advanced food factories in Europe specifically designed for producing chilled and frozen recipe meals.

The technology within the factory enables production of restaurant quality food for the consumer market. Rogerstone produces chilled ready meals such as Indian and Oriental, Italian, traditional British, nutritionally controlled and kids’ ranges.

The M&S Bistro ‘confit of duck’ and M&S Indian range are just two examples of the ready meals made here.

  • M&S chicken tikka masala
  • M&S Chilli con carne & rice
  • JDW Half beef joint
  • M&S Chicken Jalfrezi
  • M&S Roast chicken mini meal