Our story

In November 2019, Hill & Vale opened its online doors to supply single origin spices and authentic tasting blends to home and professional chefs. The company is owned and run by Angus and was started with a singular purpose of improving our food supply chain.

While working in the ingredients and flavours industry in London, Angus took the decision to enrol on a part time masters in agricultural economics. His intention was to boost his career prospects and upskill in analytical and technical skills but what resulted was wholesale scepticism in how our current food system operates. After three years of study and now certain that things needed to change, Angus left his job and started a company that would try to help  fix the food chain with flavour.

Following three trips to spice farms in India, Spain & the UK throughout 2019 and inspired by the landscapes and environments where spices are grown, Hill & Vale was born. We are pleased to now be settled into our new commercial premises in Bristol where all of our roasting, grinding & blending of spices takes place. 

Angus visiting a spice farm in Cornwall, UK