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Spice N Flavor
Flavorful Indian Cuisine

Mission & Vision

Offering Indian Spices and Recipes since 1998

-   ABOUT US  -

After 3.5 years of operation at our current location Spice n Flavor restaurant is closed for public while the sale go through. Now I am at a new restaurant, Indian Street Cafe, 50 Skyport Dr., San Jose, CA (close to San Jose International Airport). There we have a sumptuous lunch buffet, Monday through Friday. You can continue contacting me for your takeout and catering needs at 516 655 4317. (texting is better),


 Tom Vellaringattu started his career in Food Technology in 1974 in Chennai (previously Madras) in India. He studied Trade Cookery at the Institute of Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition in Chennai. Since then he worked three years at Hotel Sudarshan International (now Pallava Intenational). Since 1977 to 1980 he worked in catering field in Saudi Arabia.  

After moving to USA in 1987 he studied computer programming. However his passion for food and cooking was very much alive. In 1997 he designed 10 different Indian curry mixes under 'India's Spice N Flavor' brand, with the help of chefs (teachers) from Mumbai Catering College. Tom wrote over 60 recipes to be included in his spice blend packets. 

Spice N Flavor spices got the best packaging award from the Indian Institute of packaging. 




The American Tasting Institute, a Division of Quality International is pleased to announce 'SPICE N FLAVOR' as a 2002 Certificate of Distinction recipient in the Masala Mix category for their following products:









Spice N Flavor Masala Mix products met our stringent standards of distinction and shares this 2002 Certificate of Distinction with a select few products.


The judging was conducted in San Francisco by a panel of independent professional chefs for the American Tasting Institute. The products were evaluated on a broad range of criteria including appearance, flavor, taste and texture.  The judging was performed double blind, without brand distinction and conducted in the most efficient and accurate environment.

The American Tasting Institute and the American Culinary Institute are divisions of the Quality Institute International, a private organization committed to honoring the Best of the Best â„¢ Food, Beverage and Equipment Products. Founded in 1985, the company has grown into a national organization comprised of 37,000 professional chefs and major food buyers from across North America.  Through this network, they have established a National Board of Chefs who supports their mission of honoring the best products in the market place. Their Gold Medal Seal is seen on thousands of food and culinary products defining for consumers what are the best choices for them -  Best of the Best


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