Our Story

Our mission in life is to help passionate cooks create the food they love, to share with those they care most about. For soulful food from the heart.

From our humble beginnings, we have been driven by a desire to create the magic of flavour. In 1963, husband and wife team, Reg and Jo Bartlam, started selling herbs and spices racks from their Bristol home and so, the Bart Spices company was born.

Since then, we have steadily grown to become one of Britain's largest herbs and spices companies and have retained our independence by joining the Fuchs Group, a German, family-owned business. Together, we are and always will be guided by our values:

In search of exceptional: we’re always searching, travelling far & wide, leading you to amazing taste. We combine the best chefs & finest ingredients for flavours with a liberal dash of imagination.

Good for everyone: from the beginning, we’ve striven to build lasting, meaningful relationships with growers throughout the world. So, when you reach for Bart, you’re choosing 50 years of quality & integrity without compromise.

Inspiration in easy reach: We want to combine our passion with yours, so we set out to help chefs, cooks & pleasure givers to find the inspiration they need to make the food that they love to share.

So whether you are just starting out on your exploration of food and flavour or are a seasoned chef, you can trust Bart to deliver an epicurean adventure.