Magic Seasoning Blends
Chef Paul Prudhomme’s Magic Seasoning Blends® has been in business since 1983, when customers from Chef Paul Prudhomme’s New Orleans-based K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen restaurant began asking to take home the chef’s unique seasonings. Magic Seasoning Blends has now grown to fill a 125,000-square-foot plant, blending and shipping Chef Paul’s dry spices, rubs, bottled sauces and marinades to all 50 states and 37 countries around the world.
The seeds of the company were planted in Chef Paul's mind back in the days when he was traveling around the United States, slipping his tasty combinations of dried herbs and spices into the otherwise unexciting dishes served in the restaurants where he worked. Once back in Louisiana, he continued his practice of adding his unique blends to recipes at his own restaurant, K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen , and when customers asked the secret of his seasoning, he would make up little batches to give away.
These packets proved enormously popular, and soon putting them together became a time-consuming practice. After discussing the matter with his employees, everyone agreed that a separate facility was needed and the blends could be sold on their own. Not only would such an arrangement free the restaurant staff for their primary responsibilities, it would enable many more home cooks to add Chef Paul's seasonings to their food.
And so a company was born. There were obstacles to overcome, of course, but through perseverance and ingenuity the fledgling firm grew so that now it occupies its own modern 125,000-square-foot plant, blending and shipping Chef Paul’s dry spices, rubs, bottled sauces and marinades to all 50 states and 37 countries around the world.