WHAT started off as making a product in his parents' kitchen, has become a commercial success for a young Portland butcher.
Former Warrnambool resident and qualified butcher, Kobe Webster started putting seasonings together almost two years ago when customers inquired about the product at his workplace.
The seasonings have become a pantry staple in more than 2000 households Australia-wide (and overseas).
"I started it at home as a side hobby then started selling it in a local butcher shop, and it exploded and went Australia-wide overnight," Mr Webster said. "I couldn't believe it, and I still can't."
The 22-year-old started out with one flavour sold over the butcher counter, but the product didn't sell for months.
"Then I was only selling one or two bags a week from my website, and I was ready to can it," he said.
But, wish a push from his partner, Hannah Palfreyman, Mr Webster gave it one last shot.
"It started selling Australia-wide and I even sold to a customer in the United States of America," he said.
Mr Webster, does not have any prior hospitality experience, but has previously gained experience in selling products online.
The seasonings and sauces are now put together in a fully fledged commercial kitchen, with an office space.
"Having my own business was always something that I wanted to do," he said.
When Mr Webster first came up with the idea he approached his boss at work, Hallidays Butchers, Andrew 'Flash' Welfare, who supported and helped him to kick it off.
Mr Webster's father and colleagues were taste testers and fellow butcher, Jake Hawker, helped him come up with the business name."
Earlier this year, he was one of 58 recipients of Australia Post's Local Business Heroes program, for which he received a $5000 package to promote his business.
Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.