Gourmet Spice Co.
We create incredible spice rubs, balsamic, oils, salts & blender boosters to give food attitude!
Gourmet Spice Co was created by Mark Hughes in May 2011. After more than 20 years in a corporate life, Mark decided to put his passion for food into action. Like many, he was working long hours and pushed for time so had slipped into a rut, eating mostly the same things week after week. He wanted to experiment, to play, and had one rule: to create incredible products from the purest, cleanest ingredients and to show people that spice doesn’t have to mean hot. We wanted to cut down on salt and sugar to create flavour combinations that aren’t typically seen, like fusing classically Asian spices with Italian balsamic vinegar, blending coffee and cacao to make red meats taste meatier and finding techniques of infusing to deliver flavour in distinct layers instead of all at once, like in our gorgeous Chilli & Lemon oil.
Somewhere along the way, this curiosity became our mantra. Indeed, our quest to try and get extra flavour out of something as humble as a peppercorn led to us being nominated for the Most Innovative Food & Drink Company 2011 and for the Most Innovative New Product Development 2012, plus a string of other nominations. We’ve attracted the attention of a number of chefs, industry experts, bloggers and home cooks, and we are pushing boundaries to create amazing flavour combinations with our incredible range.