Herbs and spices are an integral part of culinary traditions around the world. They add flavor, fragrance, and depth to dishes, making spices indispensable to the foodservice industry. At Pacific Spice, we are dedicated to delivering the highest quality herbs and spices to food providers such as restaurants and other food-away-from-home establishments.

In this blog, we explore the critical role of spices in the foodservice industry and discuss how Pacific Spice’s expertise and services can help providers create innovative, memorable dishes that set you apart from your competitors.

The Role of Spices in the Foodservice Industry

Spices play a number of roles in cuisine, for example, they enhance the natural flavors already present in dishes and provide appealing texture. For these reasons and more, spices are a key ingredient in marinades, rubs, sauces, and dressings.  

Herbs and spices are essential to the foodservice industry because they provide chefs with endless options for customization and artistic expression, enabling innovation.

By adding traditional spices from various regions, customers can be transported around the globe. Conversely, pairing unexpected flavors can create a new and memorable dining experience altogether that leaves a lasting impression.

Some of our most popular herbs and spices for the foodservice industry include:

  • Cumin: A robust spice with a flavor that is warm and earthy with a spicy bittersweet aroma and light citrus overtones. Learn more about cumin.
  • Paprika: Paprika provides a fruity, bitter but sweet flavor without heat, or (in the case of smoked paprika) a more robust, smoky flavor profile. Learn more about paprika.
  • Cinnamon: A naturally warming, potent spice that is both sweet and bitter and is reminiscent of cloves. Learn more about cinnamon.
  • Oregano: This herb has a bright and citrusy flavor profile. Mexican oregano is slightly minty, peppery, and woody, while Mediterranean oregano is more bitter. Learn more about oregano.
  • Black Pepper: A woody, piney, warm, and earthy flavor, with a slightly pungent finish. Learn more about black pepper.


Pacific Spice Company’s Services for Foodservice Providers

  • Packaging Options: We offer a range of packaging options, including various jar and bag sizes as well as pre-measured, ready-to-use pack sizes.
  • Custom Blending: With our state-of-the-art facility and on-staff flavor experts, we make the spice blending process simple and stress-free. Whether you already have a recipe or want to create one, our team is here to help.
  • Quality Assurance: Due to our rigorous in-house production and testing processes, we can ensure that our products are of the highest quality and purity. Learn more about our commitment to safety and quality.
  • Shipping and Delivery: From local pickup to shipping options, we deliver spice products in a timely and dependable manner.


The Benefits of Partnering with Pacific Spice

At Pacific Spice, we take pride in being your trusted B2B spice supplier. When you partner with us for all your herb and spice needs, you’ll experience a number of benefits.

When you partner with Pacific Spice, you can expect:

  • High-Quality Ingredients: We source the highest quality herbs and spices from around the world to ensure that you receive the best possible ingredients for your menu.
  • Customization: We offer custom blending and packaging options to meet your specific needs and preferences.
  • Expertise: With over 50 years of experience in the spice industry, we have the expertise and resources to help you elevate your menu and stand out from the competition.
  • Exceptional Service: Our team of knowledgeable sales representatives is dedicated to providing you with exceptional service and support.
  • Competitive Pricing: We offer competitive pricing to help you save on your ingredient costs and improve your bottom line.


At Pacific Spice, we are passionate about providing companies with high quality products, exceptional customer service, and ongoing support to help you succeed in the foodservice industry. Whether you aim to create unique custom blends, or value reliable sourcing and timely delivery, we’re here to help you succeed.