Our Story

About Colonel De

Our Story & Legacy


Colonel De Gourmet Herbs & Spices is a store that offers over 500 culinary herbs, spices and custom blends. It all started with a man named De Stewart, who worked at his grandfather’s poultry and fish market. After the market's closing, his father and grandfather opened a produce market where De continued to work, and this sparked his lifelong love of all things culinary. In 2005, De and his wife started selling spices, herbs, and blends at Farmers’ Markets, and a year later, they opened their first store at the historic Findlay Market in Cincinnati, Ohio. Sadly, De passed away in 2018, but his legacy continues with his wife and son running the business.
Our goal is to help everyone from the everyday home cook to the finest chefs by offering a variety of spices to make cooking even more tasty. We pride ourselves on high quality products made with the freshest ingredients available. When you use our products you can expect to find a wide variety of unique and delicious options. From savory blends designed for grilling or roasting, to sweet and spicy options perfect for adding a kick to your favorite dishes, there's truly something for everyone.

If you live in or visit the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati area, we hope you'll stop in, smell the fragrant atmosphere, and chat about what you're cooking. Let's see how we can make it even more tasty!