Santa Maria UK Foodservice

Kimchi and Tellicherry cut a dash to the finals

Tellicherry fever and the craze for kimchi has hit foodservice. Not one but two of our spice products have been selected as finalists for The Caterer Product Excellence Awards 2016.

Tellicherry Black Pepper and Kimchi Spice Mix, Seoul Style are up against each other as two of the four finalists in the Condiments category.

The success of Tellicherry shows that pepper is stepping out from salt’s shadow in the seasoning stakes. Gourmet salt has long had its advocates, and the same care and attention is now being shown to the other half of the seasoning partnership. And our Tellicherry is the king of pepper. Only the largest pepper berries from the vines of the world’s oldest pepper growing region, Tellicherry in Kerala, Southern India, are picked by hand for Tellicherry GSEB. The peppercorn terroir, like wine, gives the pepper its unique flavours and aromas. As a seasoning staple in every restaurant, every chef needs to know how their pepper will lift their dishes.

Our Kimchi Spice Mix represents one of the hottest trends in foodservice. Kimchi is the Korean street food that has taken the UK eating out market by storm. And now, busy chefs can easily bring the street food trend to their menus, and create spicy, healthy, homemade kimchi in just one hour with our fast-acting Seoul Style Kimchi Spice Mix. We’re always looking for innovative ways to help chefs deliver the tastes consumers want and we’re proud that our Kimchi spice mix has hit the mark.

Now we’re looking ahead to the announcement of the winners on 1 December – watch this space.

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