The story so far.....
The company (originally called Sambava Spices) was started by James Ransome in 2005 in his spare room at home, with £5000 of his own savings. The business has grown steadily over the past few years from the first customer (James's Mum) to now include some of the best restaurants in the UK, and many thousands of home cooks around the world, all funded from that initial investment.
His background as a chef in some of the top restaurants in the UK and Australia together with plenty of time spent wandering aimlessly around India and South-East Asia led to a real interest in, and appreciation for, good food and faraway places. A walk around the spice markets of Marrakesh finally provided the moment of realisation that the scent, flavour, history and just sheer romance of the spice trade was something he loved and wanted to be involved in.
James identified at the start that the key factor when cooking with spices was freshness and so we've built the business with the aim of grinding and blending our spices in small batches and selling them as quickly as possible to maximise the magical scent and flavours.
Spices often seem complex and intimidating so we aim to make the whole subject more accessible, after all cooking with really
fresh spices thrills the senses like nothing else so it's always worth
buying the best you can - Fresh from The Spicery!
Current Jobs available at the spicery.....
p.s. - what's a spicery?