PW Condiments was the inception of Paul Willcock – a Tasmanian chef who turned his focus from the stove top to the smoker.
Paul has been cooking professionally for 15 years, most recently as head chef at the Coal Valley Vineyard. Inspired by the opportunity to expand his diversity in the kitchen, Paul built a smoker to introduce into the kitchen family. In order to keep relevant in the culinary industry, Paul always enjoys exploring new techniques. Aiming to provide a unique menu experience, Paul came to realise that to achieve the flavours he was looking for, he would also need to create condiments that worked well with the rich flavours provided by a smoker.
Following this endeavour, PW Condiments was born. Paul began sourcing seasonal vegetables from his garden, and was soon producing BBQ sauce, tomato relish and BBQ seasoning. Originally sold as a meat rub, Paul soon found that he was using the BBQ seasoning on everything – rubbed on steak before cooking, sprinkled on hot chips, as a seasoning for burger patties or sprinkled on vegetables before roasting.
When the vineyard changed hands in October 2017, Paul used the opportunity to develop his condiment range. Before long, tomato sauce and hot sauce were added to the PW family and were launched at the Hobart Blues, Brews & Barbecues event in March 2018. ‘The main difference in flavour,’ explains Paul, ‘is that I use chipotle as the key ingredient in each of the sauces, which encourages a focus on depth of flavour.’
PW Condiments are locally produced in Rosetta, Tasmania, by Paul, with the help of his girlfriend, Sara. Intrigued by Sara’s choice to eat a vegetarian diet, Paul enjoys exploring how vegetables can be used as the central ingredient to a meal, often serving meat as a side. “This has been important in the development of PW condiments, which have been created to be delicious on all food, not just meat.” In order to remain in the industry of serving food that they love, Paul and Sara are staying true to the inception of PW Condiments and are now using the smoker, along with PW Condiments to cater private events.
At Salamanca Fresh, we are proud to support this local Tasmanian business and you’ll find the range of PW Condiments in all our stores.