About Us

Three Generations of Tradition & Taste

Tony and Ann
TS Foods was established in 1978 by husband and wife team, Tony and Ann Steele. Today TS Foods maintains its family roots. Now managed by the second generation of the Steele family, with daughter Joanne Molloy and son David Steele at the helm of the ever expanding business, the third generation of the family also working within the company, learning the ropes! The company initially began as a popular fish and chip shop (The Dolphin in Castlewellan), where Tony and Ann identified a gap in the market for value added coated products within the local food service sector.

Here, they worked together to create their iconic Belfast-style battered Chip Shop Pastie – the first of its kind to be sold to food retailers throughout Northern Ireland – which was met with unprecedented demand nationwide.

Following its huge success, Tony & Ann developed and marketed an entire range under the ever-popular ‘Tony’s Chippy‘ range from their purpose built premises in Mary Street, Castlewellan, from where the company still operates today.

In 1983, they pin-pointed another gap in the market and became the first food company in Northern Ireland to sell prepared fresh breadcrumb stuffing, and today our award-winning stuffing products continue to be the category leader.

In the ensuing years, we have continued to invest in the expansion of our factory to meet with increasing customer demand and develop new, innovative products. The ambition of the team and quality of produce has seen TS Foods garner a strong reputation of flexibility and capability within the food industry.

Now with over 100 employees, TS Foods continues to innovate and offer new and exciting products – like TS Foods Chicken Mini Fillets and Ann’s Kitchen Ready to Cook Chilled Chicken range – to retailers both here in Northern Ireland as well as the Republic of Ireland and Great Britain. We also supply a wide range of products to both food service and private label customers, offering superb quality, value and choice.

Our Vision

We put customers at the very heart of everything we do by developing our people and our processes to create innovative food products they will trust and enjoy.

Mission Statement

As a dedicated and skilled team we will continue to work together every day to make great food. We do this by everyone caring passionately about our customer, product, colleagues and workplace.

Core Values


We respect each other through positive communication being courteous, caring, co-operative and understanding of each other and the cultural diversity of our workforce.


We are accountable for our role and our actions, carrying out our duties to the best of our ability. We are aware at all times of our customers and the service we provide by being honest and loyal. We are aware of safety in the workplace and each other.


We deliver excellence and high standards in our products, systems, procedures, hygiene and customer service.


We are mindful of managing resources efficiently – materials, energy, people and planning.


We are committed to innovation, being flexible, progressive and positive.