About Us

The Seasoned Gourmet is a veteran-owned (Navy - Silent Service Shellback), brick and mortar culinary shop with an on-line shopping option located in Wilmington, North Carolina.  We offer quality products for the home cook and professional chef in addition to our locally roasted coffees, oils, vinegars, artisan spices, salt, peppers and locally sourced products.  Our collection of boutique wines and local craft beer is available for in store purchase only. 

The Seasoned Gourmet began operation in 1995 as the brainchild of Ms. Dianne Williams and was purchased by its current owner in 2006.  The shop has expanded over the years from an original 1000 square foot space to it’s current 4400 square foot location to include an operating kitchen that hosts The Cape Fear Food & Wine Club where cooking and wine education classes are conducted on a regular basis.  Our kitchen space is also available for private events, birthday parties, home schooling, team building, bridal showers, etc. Our summer kid’s cooking camps are a favorite during the summer season.

The product lines offered by The Seasoned Gourmet are for the most part available for in-store purchase and shipping, but we also partner with a number manufacturer’s for direct shipping to on-line customers.  The Seasoned Gourmet does not now and never will use third party sellers like Amazon, E-Bay, Etsy, etc. The Seasoned Gourmet constantly works to maintain our product prices competitive with the vast selection online, but it is an uneven playing field making that attempt very difficult, but we continue to try.

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