Original Recipes

About Us

Eddie and Mary Sutherland founders of original recipes and the first generation of the sutherlands

Original Recipes Ltd is a family company steeped in history. With a thought process that ‘Our future was forged in the past.’ and that all of our recipes should contain “Absolutely Nothing Artificial” you can be assured of the highest quality and standards. 

Old Froggy was Eddies Lyons Tea transportation in the 1920's

Our History

Mary (Sutherland) made her luxury potted beef for her husband Eddie’s sandwiches in the 1920s, when he was a pioneer salesman for Lyons Tea. Eddie would deliver the potted beef along with the tea.

This was not to Lyons Tea liking, so in 1927 Eddie started a family business delivering Granny Mary’s potted beef all over the north of England.

Granny Mary made the potted beef in a dark cellar lit by candles for over three years in a little house in Tavistock Road, Sheffield.

Due to Eddie & Mary Sutherland’s endeavours and Mary’s secret recipes the business grew and before long a range of potted meats and pastes were being delivered all over Yorkshire & Lancashire.

Sutherlands became a well-known family firm in Yorkshire, noted for quality produce.

The Sutherland directors in the 1970's sitting round the board table for the annual sales meeting

The Original Recipe History

Original Recipes Ltd was formed in 2012 by Alistair and William Sutherland. The intention was to re-create traditional Potted Meats made to their Great Grandmother Mary's Recipes under the brand "Granny Mary's".  In 2016 Original Recipes ventured into catering, producing high quality pates and terrines for the catering industry under the brand of "Pro Chef."

Our Mission

Remember our History

Mary & Eddie Sutherland Founded E.T Sutherland in 1926 and this British family business was quickly known for making high quality food.


Make the best possible products

Now at Original Recipes Ltd we ensure that all our products are handmade in small batches, to ensure the highest quality and consistency, and are completely free from any cereals, artificial flavorings, coloring’s or preservatives – ‘Just as it should be,’ bringing back Granny’s traditional recipes from the 1920’s tweaked only slightly to suit the modern palate. We passionately believe in using only the best quality ingredients to create a truly special taste sensation that will take you on a gourmet journey of flavors from the first mouthful.


Stay true to our philosophy

The company Ethos is the same today as it has always been “Absolutely Nothing Artificial”

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Company Details

Company Registration 07950232

ICO Registration ZA383189

Insured By NFU Mutual