Like many migrant stories, La Ionica chicken beginnings are humble ones. In 1967 Sam Cuteri migrated from his home in Calabria, Italy to Australia in search of a better life. Sam started working in the poultry industry with a small chicken processor in Melbourne. In 1976, Sam and his wife Maria started their own poultry processing operation called La Ionica Poultry. The rest, as they say, ‘is history’. The brand name “La Ionica” has grown to become synonymous with quality and a healthy lifestyle throughout Australia.


You’ll never forget the taste of a La Ionica chicken. The old fashioned taste of natural, healthy chicken turns every dish into a mouth-watering experience. Grill it, bake it, BBQ it, poach it or stir fry it. La Ionica chicken are healthy and tender with the meat retaining its natural juices and flavour. The way chicken should be.

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by Andrew Kelly

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Tim Wraight
Andrew Foster

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