Our Story

Welcome to Patak’s® Foods, the world’s leading producer of authentic and flavorful Indian food for the retail and food service markets.

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In memory of Kirit Pathak OBE

Founder, Chairman and Life President

(1952 – 2021)

Like every family, we like to dig out the old photos from time to time and swap stories. So pull your chair around and we’ll share a few of our memories with you.

Where we come from:

Patak’s® (pa-taks) was founded in 1957 in England 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 did what they knew best – preparing traditional Indian food using family recipes.

To ensure the food was authentic, Mr. Pathak imported Indian spices and traditional Indian ingredients into the UK. They began selling from their home until they raised enough money to open their first shop.

Along the way: L.G. Pathak’s son, Kirit Pathak, took over the business in 1970. Since that day, Kirit has spearheaded the company’s rise along with his wife, Meena Pathak.

Meena has been the creative force behind the Patak’s® brand and has approved every Patak’s® recipe, ensuring it meets her strict standard of quality. Each recipe has its own secret spice mix formulations, which are kept a very closely guarded secret.

Today, Patak’s employs more than 700 people worldwide, and we like to think it’s the Patak family’s ideas, dedication and hard work that are the reason why America loves curry. Now, what’s for dinner?

Like every family, we like to dig out the old photos from time to time and swap stories. So pull your chair around and we’ll share a few of our memories with you.

Where we come from:

Patak’s® (pa-taks) was founded in 1957 in England 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 did what they knew best – preparing traditional Indian food using family recipes.

To ensure the food was authentic, Mr. Pathak imported Indian spices and traditional Indian ingredients into the UK. They began selling from their home until they raised enough money to open their first shop.

Along the way: L.G. Pathak’s son, Kirit Pathak, took over the business in 1970. Since that day, Kirit has spearheaded the company’s rise along with his wife, Meena Pathak.

Meena has been the creative force behind the Patak’s® brand and has approved every Patak’s® recipe, ensuring it meets her strict standard of quality. Each recipe has its own secret spice mix formulations, which are kept a very closely guarded secret.

Today, Patak’s employs more than 700 people worldwide, and we like to think it’s the Patak family’s ideas, dedication and hard work that are the reason why America loves curry. Now, what’s for dinner?

Patak’s® products are distributed internationally to more than 45 countries, including Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the United States.