Food Scene Column: Reasons to Season this Christmas

Hazel Roberts explains how you can add more flavour to your festive food by checking out the easy-to-use products from Reasons to Season.

Regulars to the local food markets will be familiar with Reasons to Season, a stall selling unusual sauces, spice mixes and marinades.

Brigit has always been passionate about food and just loves to help people add more flavour to their meals so she has devised a range of products to, well, give you more reasons to season.

I caught up with her to find out how it all started and how her business is going from strength to strength.

Brigit was working in the food industry for a large company when she began to feel frustrated that her ideas and flavour developments weren’t getting the recognition that she believed they warranted.

Around her, friends were setting up small businesses selling cakes and alike and she decided she could do the same thing, selling the marinades and sauces she had been devising straight out of her home kitchen.

So in June 2015, Reasons to Season was born and, with direct positive feedback from her new customers, she quickly gained confidence and expanded her range.

When lockdown happened, she was immediately put on furlough and, worrying that she might lose her job entirely, she started to prepare to make Reasons to Season her full-time venture.

Then, in October 2020, after 14 years at the company, she was made redundant. And that was it, it was now time to say loud and proud that she was a business owner and she pushed forward with her plans, finding new stockists and markets and expanding her range.

In recent months, she has explored new avenues, working as a consultant to other artisan businesses and developing products for other companies to go out under their branding.

She has even been working with a development chef in the Luton area to roll out her products into school kitchens.

Children can now enjoy tasty fresh curries, marinated chicken and seasoned vegetables at lunch times thanks to her easy-to-use products.

So if you are looking for ways to break the monotony at meal times, why not check out her product range.

How about sprinkling some Spiced Orange and Cranberry Seasoning into your braised cabbage this Christmas or turn your leftover turkey into an exciting curry with her Thai Curry Pre-Mix?

There are always good reasons to season!

For the full range of products, market and stockist information, and more recipe ideas, check out www.reasonstoseason.co.uk

This feature was published in the December 21/January 22 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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