Our Story

Chef’s Speciality was born out of customer demand for innovation and creative food tastes in a growing global market.

What started out as a ‘flirtation’ with the exotic, has now become the norm, and demand for Chef’s Speciality ready to use sauces, pastes, traditional chutneys, ingredients and accompaniments, keep the Leicester factory working around the clock…24/7!

The Chef’s Speciality manufacturing units cover many sites and logistical distribution centers in Leicestershire, moving vast quantities of palletized product to their final destination, throughout the UK and globally.

Following hard on the success of the award winning Timtom brand, Chef’s Speciality has earned its reputation by specializing in the creation and development of superior provenance, quality foods, placed at the gourmet and exotic end of the market.

2017 marked the holding company’s 40th anniversary. Celebrations were tempered with strategic marketing and customer focused events that were organised to reflect this landmark event, in the life and history of Simtom Food Products Ltd (the holding company of Chef’s Speciality).