How CHC got its start!

Shirley Kautman-Jones was working at a bank when she heard her co-workers discussing how they had a difficult time creating impressive, easy meals. Shirley, being a natural in the kitchen, would send them home with little bags of spices and easy recipes to follow. Her creations were an instant success and she realized it was time to expand outside her comfort zone. She decided to start taking her savings and driving down to the market in Detroit, MI to pick new, different spices for her creations. Her next idea was to sell her bags of spices at a craft bazaar at the church. She priced the bags for 75 cents each and set up her table with samples of her creations. To her surprise, she sold all 100 bags in a matter of minutes. Shirley knew she was on to something, and that people were craving delicious dishes without a lot of hassle. She took her profits back down to that market in Detroit and the process began.
Country Home Creations has since moved from a basement operation to a 10,000+ square foot facility that employs more than 20 people. But we haven’t forgotten about the things that made us successful in the first place: quality gourmet mixes that bring our customers together for a home-cooked meal. Our products can be found at thousands of retailers across the country and internationally. We still create our mixes the old-fashioned way - by hand every day, using premium quality ingredients like herbs, spices, fruits, and vegetables. Plus, our commitment to customer service sets us apart from the rest. Give us a call, connect with us on social media, or shoot us an email.
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Awards & Recognition

  • 2000: Country Business Magazine's first Vendor of the Year. This award was an especially proud moment since the national magazine's readers selected CHC to receive the honor.
  • 2006: Michigan Entrepreneur Award
  • 2010: Scovie Award for Habanero Dip Mix
  • 2013: Outstanding Woman-Owned Business Award from Flint/Genesee County Chamber of Commerce
  • 2018 First Place Scovie Award for Habanero Dip Mix
  • 2023: Gift Beat: Top Selling Candy & Gourmet Supplier 
  • 2023: Reader Rankings Gifts Finalist: Best Shelf-Stable Snacks/Gourmet Supplier