Foundation. Flavor. Food.
There's something to be said about the price of bourbon barrels and the economy. When there is more money to be spent and people are drinking more, bourbon barrels tend to skyrocket in price. When people are spending less money on alcohol, like they were about 15 years ago, bourbon barrels are tough to unload. Nearly two decades ago, companies couldn't give their barrels away, and companies like Jack Daniels had to break down their barrels for mulch. Today, bourbon barrels are in high demand. Many companies are using these used barrels to help flavor their food products, going from simply storing their food in the barrels like you would store whiskey to going so far as to burn the barrels for the smoked flavor, in the way that they are in the spice industry. The demand for bourbon barrels has increased so much that now there are difficulties in sourcing barrels, with some places enduring costs upwards of $200 per barrel. This means that bourbon barrel salt can sometimes be an expensive product, but it is fully worth it. The flavor of this salt is truly unlike any other salt you have tasted before.
In September of 2019 our Chef/Owner, David Humphrey, started A&H Provisions to help bring a local option for spices to the Atlanta, Georgia area. An option that will give local residents the ability to have a spice merchant help them make the right choices when purchasing their spices. We will source our product so as to provide you with freshest product possible.
Chef David has been in the culinary industry for over 25 years. His first job was at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois. After that he was hooked on the industry. He would continue to work with food whether it was in the back or front of house, in positions from entry level to managerial. In 2010, Chef David enrolled in culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Chicago and then graduated in March of 2012 with an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts. He then began working at fine dining restaurants in Chicago, amongst them were, Bistro Bordeaux, Fork and A10. In 2016, He moved to Lawrenceville, Georgia and began working at restaurants there, then eventually switched over to Private Chef work before starting A&H Provisions.
At A&H Provisions, we have the belief that making great food starts with a solid FOUNDATION. Our spices provide that foundation for ultimate FLAVOR, which will give you the greatest tasting FOOD for you and your family.