Meet Your Culinary Wingman

We have one of those stories… the kind that started bad, turned out glad and exemplifies the American dream. In 1996, Tom lost his job in corporate America and found inspiration in his culinary creativity, instilled by his food-loving family. For years, we had been crafting edible gifts that we gifted to friends at the holidays. With some apprehension and loads of hopeful anticipation, we launched Urban Accents in our small kitchen with 12 original spice blends. Over the past few decades, we’ve grown to over 150 gourmet products but still craft in small batches and always use unique ingredients.

Urban Accents is Your Culinary Wingman and Always Has Your Back in the Kitchen. Our focus is on quality and creative flavors. We make unique seasonings and mixes with worldly ingredients that we love to cook and serve to our own friends and family. We are continually amazed at how many likeminded culinary enthusiasts have joined our flavor journey.

We are passionate about what we do. We are Midwesterners who work hard a majority of the time and then escape to Mexico for a week with a dozen friends to blow off steam. We drink cheap wine while we cook and appreciate the good stuff with delicious meals. We understand the power of food and its ability to pull people together. We love sharing our culinary experiences.

Welcome to Urban Accents.

Jim & Tom