Our History

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Culinary Inspired. Consumer Preferred.

As McCormick Canada’s Executive Corporate Chef, Juriaan Snellen brings a wealth of passion and experience from around the globe — from the South of France to the Caribbean — and sees food as more than just fuel, but an emotional experience tied strongly to family and community.

Our long history of producing exceptional quality herbs and spices in a sustainable and responsible way is what drew Juriaan to join the McCormick family, stating, “the fact that we truly embrace a superior quality approach makes me proud to say I work for McCormick.”

Supporting McCormick’s mission to deliver best-in-class, consumer-preferred products, Juriaan works side by side with our Insights and Product Development teams to conceptualize and create chef-inspired products for both our Consumer Products Division and Industrial Flavour Solutions portfolios. This dynamic, “food first” approach embeds flavour at the heart of everything we do, making McCormick a brand Canadian families trust for memorable food experiences.

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A Proudly Canadian History

Celebrating over 125 Years of Canadian heritage

McCormick Canada is the largest spice, seasoning, dry sauce & seasoning mixes, specialty foods, and flavours business in the country. We have been a part of people’s lives for almost as long as Canada has been a nation. Our products can be found throughout the food industry, from retail outlets, to food manufacturers, and even in the food service businesses. So it should come as no surprise that as a part of , the parent of McCormick Canada, we are a global leader in flavour.

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Founded in 1883 as Gorman, Dyson & Co. in London, Ontario, McCormick Canada has a long and proud tradition of being at the tables of Canadian families. In the late 1800s, our modest business with only a few offerings — one of which being coffee — expanded into spices, extracts and baking powder. By the mid 1900s, the product selection had grown even more and McCormick & Co. of Baltimore, Maryland purchased the booming business. Today, we both cherish our heritage and continue to innovate for a bright future. Our product selection reflects our commitment to offering Canadians what we do best — pure flavour.

Open any pantry or cupboard in any kitchen in Canada, and you’ll likely find a variety of our products, whether it be the spices for Grandma's cookie recipe or the seasonings that add flair to your barbecue routine. What may not be so obvious is that across the country, our ingredients and flavours are used to create many of the famous foods Canadians enjoy. Many of our products are woven into the fabric of the Canadian way of life. From creating the spices and seasonings that make your restaurant meals memorable, to partnering with your favourite brands to create flavour magic, McCormick is the company our business partners rely on for flavour expertise, high-quality products and innovative flavour solutions that make a difference in the way people create and experience food.

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We offer a unique blend of businesses, ideas, people, and products. Our company culture is distinctive and boasts a rich history of employee involvement. Long-service employment is common in all divisions as employees embrace the friendly family atmosphere. And “Quality is our signature” has become more than words for our company. Quality is a part of our identity and it is indeed how we’re recognized around the world.

We’re proud to have been a part of Canada’s past, and with our wide selection of consumer products, industrial flavourings and food service products, we look forward to being part of its flavourful future.