Why cooking with MCHEF® more than another spice company? What's in it for me?

It’s a risk free to use our line of spices, here are the best tips that I would like to share with you:

  • You may use only 2 g per serving instead of 4.5 g per serving vs our competition
  • The small size is a 25 servings per 1.76 oz. for all rubs-aromates
  • The small size is a 32 servings per 2.29 oz for all cocktail spice blends
  • The bigger size is a 120 servings per 10.58 oz for all rubs-aromates
  • The bigger size is a 160 servings per 14.10 oz. for all cocktail spice blends
  • 7 spice blends perfectly done in lab to enhance the bar menu
  • 9 spice mixes amazingly dosed to perfect all recipes: meat, fish, tofu, vegetables, from the appetizers to the final course!
  • Unique mixes for your special meals of the day, your weekly specials and for dishes that require a food restriction and allergies preparation: vegan, vegetarian, dairy free, gluten free, peanuts free, low in sodium etc. (More common in the menus today)
  • Put half the amount you are usually using in your prep because MCHEF® ingredients are pure.
  • Save up to 50% in your cost, it’s worth trying MCHEF®!
  • In addition, you contribute to the mission “clean-label”
  • And you give back $0.25 of each product to the cause of research for sick children

MCHEF® Herbs and Spice Blends Specifications

Chef M-D Rail’s approach make you discover in a different way the worldwide famous cuisines into her unique blends by paying attention to each and every taste of the herbs and spices while abandoning salt intake for better health conditions.

“Clean label” without severe additives and fillers, gluten free, GMO free, MSG free, Trans fat free, vegan friendly, Kosher, low in sodium and allergen free: peanuts, nuts, gluten (wheat, oat, barley, triticale, rye), eggs, soy, sesame seeds, milk products, fish, seafood, sulphite and mustard (except our STEAK RUB that contains whole mustard seeds). Our herbs and spices do not contain: sulphate, cellulose and corn. All our blends are laboratory tested and verified to ensure they meet the highest standards of quality.

Chef and her team are following requests of her clientele searching for healthy cooking alternatives. It took them 5 years in R&D to dose to perfection each herbs and spice blends containing between 10 to 15 ingredients and more!

While taking into account that the majority of herbs and spices on the market have barely information on their packages, Chef Marie’s mission is to provide high quality, healthy, clean label while clearly displaying information relevant to consumer’s health.

MCHEF® Herbs and Spice Blends Conservation

You can keep the MCHEF® herbs and spice blends for a period of 18 months in its specialized resealable (thick zipper) metalized PET (Polyethylene) pouch at room temperature away from heat and light.

You can also freeze MCHEF® herbs and spice blends until 2 years.

The specialized bag is resealable under vacuum package, which ensures a longer shelf life for herbs and spices. The package includes a foil layer to protect the herbs and spices from light, moisture and air. 


Tips to maximize flavors of the MCHEF® Herbs and Spice Blends

Each 50 gr (1.76 oz.) package counts more than 20 recipes for 4 people!

 Go ahead pinch by pinch while tasting. MCHEF® herbs and spice blends are very concentrated in taste! It only takes a pinch or two to enhance your dishes! Try it and taste the difference!

Sprinkle MCHEF® herbs and spice blends over marinade or over a cooked dish just before serving. It is great to use MCHEF ® herbs and spice blends raw or cooked, you will get two different tastes. Sprinkle them over your daily meat, fish and vegetarian dishes! Explore them through all types of food preparations:  in tartare, in salad dressing, in marinade, in soup, in sauce, in casserole, in stew, in braisé, in stir-fry, grilled or baked meat-fish-seafood-tofu-tempeh-legume or poached eggs… You can add the MCHEF® herbs and spice blends before, during or after cooking!

No need to add salt! MCHEF® herbs and spice blends contain all unique flavors to enhance your dishes! Enjoy!

What do you recommend for red meat?

The reasons we carry so many herbs and spice blends are because everyone has a different palate. However, at home, our personal favorites are STEAK RUB, SMOKED SAN ANTONIO, ISLANDS AND PROVENCE.

What do you recommend for chicken?

Our best seller is THE SOUTH OF FRANCE aromates, extremely tasty and delicious for all dishes. We personally love our MEDITERRANEAN, a lemon paradise with a crunch of coriander seeds. Other staff favorites include THE ISLANDS, confit ginger for hot travelers, and THAILAND for the lemongrass and cilantro flavors.

What is your favorite fish seasoning?

MEDITERRANEAN, hands down, for whitefish, a lemon paradise. For salmon or other heavy ocean fish, we like THAILAND, THE ISLANDS, SMOKED SAN ANTONIO and THE SOUTH OF FRANCE, and MADAGASCAR for sea food, lobsters and crustacean for the love of vanilla and peppercorn.

How about vegan-vegetarian protein like tofu?

Our best seller is THE SOUTH OF FRANCE aromates for its amazing dried tomato and lemon peel flavors. We personally have a thing for SMOKED SAN ANTONIO, and THE ISLANDS rub that gives a ginger twist to all recipes! Also, THAILAND is mild and the lemongrass flavor kicks in a little…So delicious!

How about vegetables?

THE SOUTH OF FRANCE is really the greatest all-purpose herbs and spice blend because it is the first one that have been made for my mother Louise. She requested a fully balanced herbs and spice blends for all recipes and we have worked on these aromates from France.

How about desserts?

We are absolutely thrilled to offer you the GRANDMA SWEET DESSERT SPICE for cakes, muffins, cookies, pies, to sprinkle over ice cream, hot chocolate and chai tea. Also, we carry an exquisite SPICY MAPLE SUGAR topping to add a kick into your desserts, especially chocolate, crème brûlée, and roasted nuts. But try it also over chicken, scallops and bacon…Have fun with them. 😊 The whole family will enjoy!

How about cocktails?

We are in the game by adding fun and enhancing the cocktail experience for your parties!

FUNKY BLOODY for all Bloody Mary and Bloody Caesar! Add a pinch over oysters too and over tempura shrimps!

GINGER AND LIME Ouf! It gives a nice kick to flavor Mojito, Pina Colada, Daiquiri and Martini!

ORANGE AND LEMON Sangria girls! It’s the way to go! Also Daiquiri, Sex on the Beach, all fruity dark or clear alcohol based cocktails! Over salmon, it’s excellent because if its citrus and its middle orient spice blend! Can you believe it, over cheese cake and cookies and ice cream, it’s absolutely incredible!

SMOKEY MAPLE for all dark alcohol cocktails…Try this amazing blend over bacon, ribs, BBQ sauce, and chicken wings!

VANILLA AND PEPPER for all coffee beverages, hot chocolate and Chai tea! Also, delicious for nutty and butterscotch dessert cocktails!


Can I buy wholesale?

We do sell to many restaurants, caterers, bakeries, medical health care centers, hotels, casinos etc. We offer a wholesale discount.  Please email customerservice@mchef.com and tell us that you would like to set us a wholesale account and we will send you our form. You can also call us for specifics at 1-800-514-4950 or 1-514-234-4360 to speak to chef M-D Rail and her team.

I received my order, but one item was missing. What should I do?

If you received your order and an item is missing (that is not on backorder) please call Customer Service at 1-800-514-4950 / 1-514-234-4360 or e-mail us at customerservice@mchef.com for further assistance.

I didn't receive an order confirmation. What should I do?

If you did not receive an email confirmation of your order, please call us at 1-800-514-4950 / 1-514-234-4360 or email us at customerservice@mchef.com

What if an item is unavailable or backordered?

While we make the utmost effort to fulfill your order, occasionally certain items may be unavailable. We will notify you via your email confirmation if we are out of stock on an item that you have ordered. Any changes will be removed from your order total and will be reflected on your shipping invoice. Items that are backordered will be indicated in your confirmation.

How do I modify or cancel my order?

Due to the quick processing time of all orders, we are unable to cancel or modify an order after it has been submitted.

My order status is In Progress. What does that mean?

Your order is in the process of being fulfilled and shipped. Changes to your order cannot be made once your order is In Progress. We will gladly accept your return and provide an exchange or refund in accordance with our Return Policy.

How much is shipping?

We try to price spice shipping to just cover our costs. Your shipping cost is based on the weight of the products in your order and your geographic distance from Montreal, Canada. The price will be provided to you before you confirm your order.

How will I know when my order has shipped?

As soon as Canada Post picks up your package and enters it into our system, we will send you a notification by email.

How do you package your spices?

Our spices are sold in specialized cryovac resealable plastic pouches to keep freshness and quality longer. Pouches are available in a range of sizes.

How do I use the online ordering system on your website?

Find the herbs and spice blend you want by clicking on shop, then rubs & aromates or cocktail blends categories. Choose Size. From the Cart page, you can click check out to proceed through the secure ordering process. Please note that your card will not be charged until we ship the order.

What is your policy return?

It is our goal for our customers to be 100% happy with their herbs and spice blends purchases. This is why our team strive to carry only the very highest quality of herbs and spices, and grind and mix our blends fresh weekly. If you feel a product is not up to snuff, we will gladly refund your money. Our blends are considered food products, and as such are not exchangeable. We will instruct you as to what you should do if you simply contact us. Any mistakes on our part will be addressed within 24 hours, and of course we will ship you the correct item asap. We really want our customers to be completely satisfied and we take great care in making sure this happens.


Is my order secure?

We treat your payment information with absolute security. All purchases are secured by Thawte Extended Validation SSL, a division of VeriSign. At no time is your credit card number stored or is accessible by our staff. We are audited quarterly to ensure security compliance and follow all practices defined by our bank and credit card processor. When placing an order, a unique reference number is created to allow repeat orders without reentering your credit card details. This number allows us to process orders in the future without recollecting your credit card details. This is called a “reference transaction” and is the industry standard for secure eCommerce.

Will you add my email address to your mailing list automatically just because I order your products from you?

Absolutely not! It is to your discretion to participate in our newsletter.

What is your privacy policy?

MCHEF does not sell, rent, or share any of your personal information to any third party. Your information is used for the sole purpose of completing your purchase or contacting you regarding your purchase.

If I sign up for your newsletter, how often will you send me emails?

We very rarely send you more than two emails a month. This is done through a third-party service and you can press the opt-out button at any time and we will delete you from our list.

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