Our founding father, Noel Keating, was a second generation master butcher and his entrepreneurial spirit lives on in Kepak. We are, to this day, family-owned and run, which creates an open, positive and genuinely welcoming working environment.

New graduates receive access to senior management and are supported in their ambitions through personal mentors.

Many of our group’s senior management team have trained and worked across all sectors of the Kepak business, from sales and operations to procurement and new product development.

There is an embedded pride in being a member of the kepak family.




In a challenging and dynamic environment, our philosophy is always to be ‘more than’. We are more than tradition, more than quality, more than meat and more than a job.

Every day we are innovating with delicious, new food products and becoming leaner and more efficient to deliver the highest quality fresh meat and branded products for our clients around the world.

From the establishment of the Keenan Kepak Beef Club to the training on our Centre of Excellence Farm and Kitchens, we have been leading progress across the industry.



The Kepak procurement team members come from farming backgrounds and are active farmers themselves. This has proven to be a very solid foundation for forming strong relationships with the 20,000 Irish Kepak farmers and for having the precise skills required for choosing the very best stock.


As leaders in meat excellence, Kepak always strives for the highest quality. That means quality of product but also quality of life for our people and the communities they live in, the welfare of the animals under our care and the future life of the generations to come.


At Kepak, our master butchers instinctively understand how to condition andĀ age meat, where to make the perfect cut for the perfect serving and how the art of butchering can produce fine results for our valued clients.

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Our values


The activities and work of Kepak are underpinned by our Core Corporate Values



We are a responsible employer respectful of our employees and local communities. We espouse sustainability in all our processes and throughout our supply chain. We empower employees to be responsible for their actions. We are a responsible supplier to our customers and consumers.



We strive to grow our business in our chosen markets. We develop employees from within and enable them to achieve their ambitions.

Passion for food

Passion for food

We pioneer innovative insight led concepts in meat and meat products. We endeavour to source ethically produced and traceable ingredients. We work to continually improve our product quality. We champion meat as a valuable source of dietary protein.

Team Work

Team Work

We support one another in achieving our common goals. We partner with suppliers and customers to benefit consumers.