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McCormick For Chefs


McCormick travels to far-off lands in pursuit of pure herbs and spices. Since their 1889 beginnings in Baltimore, it’s been their quest to search for high quality ingredients.

McCormick’s pure cinnamon is just one example, primarily sourced from the central Sumatra region of Indonesia. The cinnamon trees they sustainably harvest can take up to 20 years to develop the high volatile oils that give their cinnamon its warm, sweet, and slightly spicy flavor and rich mahogany color. The cinnamon bark is cut, cleaned, sorted, dried, aged, and tested for quality at their Padang facility—then carefully packaged for a trip to the United States. At their mill in Hunt Valley, Maryland, the cinnamon is unloaded, cleaned, blended, and bottled. The cinnamon is always tested for quality, consistency, and flavor, like every herb and spice from McCormick.

McCormick sources from over 100 countries around the world. That same commitment to quality carries all the way up the supply chain, supported by their stringent food safety standards. It’s an attribute that both you and your customers can taste, and one that can transform your meals from good to great.

McCormick Sourcing: It’s What You Put Into It
When the FDA issued an advisory in 2015 about peanut contamination in cumin, McCormick could assure their customers that no McCormick products were involved. Quality and safety are top priorities, and their investment in these areas is the largest in the spice and seasoning industry.

Where possible, McCormick sources quality, whole-form spices and herbs.  Their sourcing organization has a combined total of more than 100 years of experience in the spice trade. They inspect every lot for extraneous matter, representing several million ingredient and product analyses each year. In addition, their spices are treated through a steaming process. 

Great meals start with great flavor, and flavor is at the heart of everything they do. McCormick is the Taste You Trust™, in no small part because their quality programs and expertise cover an extensive range of competencies, and ingredients, leveraging strategic relationships, GFSI vender certification requirements, and sensory science to guarantee product satisfaction from harvest to production.


Much of McCormick's business grows out of the soil, and it’s what keeps them mindful of their role in protecting Earth’s resources. Their goals include continuously reducing their global water usage, greenhouse gas emissions, electricity usage, and solid waste.

Their respect for land and supplier relationships, producers, employees, and communities all goes into the quality of the flavors they deliver. And they have the largest quality investment in the spice and seasoning industry.

McCormick is a company of flavor innovators, explorers, trend trackers, and researchers. But they're also a company of involved citizens, community volunteers, nutrition-conscious parents, and family members. All of which informs how they operate as a company and empower their employees—whether they're improving communities, providing healthier flavor solutions, reducing their environmental impact or investing in quality, sustainable agriculture.

 McCormick Brands

McCormick Culinary
McCormick Culinary
McCormick Culinary is our essential collection of premium spices, herbs, and seasonings, specially made for chefs. Their global sourcing team enables unparalleled control and understanding of our supply chain, ensuring every McCormick Culinary product delivers a pure and consistent flavor, dish after dish, and service after service.

Grill Mates

Get an authentic grill taste with or without the grill. McCormick Grill Mates is an essential ingredient, turning anything into an epic dish. Featuring a wide variety of on-trend seasonings to help any chef create perfectly flavored masterpieces that deliver mouthwatering, bold flavors you can see and taste.

Lawry’s is restaurant-proven flavor featuring a premium selection of unique rubs, mixes, and seasoning blends for the center-of-the-plate. Once used exclusively for prime rib, from the Lawry’s Prime Rib restaurants, the Lawry’s portfolio has expanded to serve the evolving tastes of customers, as well as the culinary innovations of today. Chefs can be sure to find inspiration for your menu with Lawry’s, flavoring proteins made easy.

McCormick Old Bay

Old Bay

A unique treasure of the Chesapeake Bay’s best regional cuisine is now available to chefs everywhere. Born in Baltimore over 75 years ago, Old Bay is a zesty blend of premium spices and herbs that continue to inspire menus all over the country. Iconic to seafood lovers, Old Bay is finding exciting new applications by chefs nationwide.


A West Texas hero with hands the size of briskets, C.B. Stubblefield, known as simply “Stubb,” didn’t just make barbecue — he made friends. Stubb opened his first restaurant in Lubbock in 1968. He made his first barbecue in the hickory pit behind his place and filled the jukebox with vintage blues music. Stubb’s Bar-B-Q sauces are made with quality, gluten-free ingredients, never using high fructose corn syrup, artificial preservatives, or colors. Today, Stubb’s Bar-B-Q sauces gives your barbecue the authentic, legendary Texas flavor that Stubb was known for.

McCormick Thai Kitchen
Thai Kitchen

At Thai Kitchen, they have one simple goal — to bring the aromatic essences, the exotic flavors and the abundant textures of Thai cuisine. That’s why they use the best fresh, natural ingredients selected at harvest for their quality and flavor. They offer an extensive menu of Thai dishes and ingredients that are second to none in flavor, freshness, authenticity, and variety.

Zatarain’s has been the authority on New Orleans flavor since 1889. As the nation’s leading maker of New Orleans–style foods, Zatarain’s combines great taste, high quality, and New Orleans’ rich culinary history. Their hometown is famous for fun and flavor, and that’s exactly what they deliver – big, authentic flavors inspired by New Orleans and designed to replace “same old” with something special. Authentic condiments, including creole mustard, rice mixes, crab boils, and breadings capture the spirit of the Gulf Coast.

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