Chef Shamy Gourmet began in the humble kitchen of founder David Shamy. He developed a recipe for garlic butter to serve at an Italian dinner to impress a girl. He didn’t get the girl, but the recipe lived on to enhance meals for his family. Every year during the holidays he would make homemade garlic butter and give it out to the neighbors as gifts- they loved it and always wanted more! One year, his daughter asked him to make enough to sell at her high school for a drama fundraiser- he sold out on the first day!
It was then that he decided to try his hand on a larger scale. David searched out a pre-existing small commercial kitchen. There, he made 2 items: Brandy Crab Bisque and Parmesan Basil Garlic Butter. His recipes are secret so he would make the spice packets for each one himself before letting anyone add it to the respective mixtures. However, a few months into production a fateful error was made by a new employee–the Brandy Crab Bisque spice packet was not added to the soup ingredients, but it was added to 110 pounds of butter! The strange colored butter was noticed immediately and production paused. A nephew spooned some onto a piece of bread and noticed that it tasted great. That simple accident gave rise to the idea of making seasoned butters and from there, flavored honey butters. Today Chef Shamy produces a line of specialty butters that feature only real butter (no oils) and all natural seasoning ingredients or sweeteners and flavors.
Our slogan/mission statement has been (and always will be) “All About the Taste.” Chef Shamy only produces products that taste amazing. We never compromise by adding fillers, chemical preservatives and emulsifiers, or oils.
Enjoy clean label products that are:
- Contain no rbST (growth hormones)
- No MSG.
- Contain only 100% Real® Butter
Chef Shamy Butters (and now real buttercream frostings) are sold throughout the US and Costco Korea (see store locator). We are continually expanding locally and overseas to make it as convenient as possible for all of our customers to find us in their own markets. Ask your favorite grocer to carry Chef Shamy butters.