zest byron bay

Luis, Shelley and Pob - Zest Byron Bay
Luis with Shelley and Pob Sellors © Ant Ong

flavours without rules for all to enjoy

In the hills of Byron Bay amongst music and laughter, the Zest Byron Bay team hand produce a beautiful range of spice pastes and recipe blends that are simple, easy to use and full of colourful aromatic flavours. Using only quality ingredients for optimum flavour, their vibrant earthy tones will turn any dish into a sensory feast with their rich yet subtle qualities suitable for all palettes and cooking styles to enjoy.

Together we create small batch production to ensure you get the best flavour every time. We use local fresh ingredients where available and work alongside local businesses, reputable distributors and retail outlets that specialise in quality products for their flavour loving customers.

Our entire range is gluten free, dairy free, vegan and has no added sugar.

With love and flavour

Shelley and Pob Sellors

Our Story

The Byron Shire, a place where, from humble dreams, creative lives flow …

All good things start small, and the Zest Byron Bay range of flavours with Nepalese origins started at Bay Seafoods in Byron Bay. Living in a small regional area sometimes means you discover abilities and create your own opportunities.

We took the leap of faith and bought the business around 2009. Pob was working as a private health chef with a strong understanding of ingredients, flavour balance and health benefits. With a young son, we took our time rebranding and selling the flavours at local Byron Shire Markets.

The feedback from our local customers inspired us to extend the Zest flavour range to cater to people who don’t have time, but love food and enjoy cooking as long as it’s easy and tasty.

Today we now have twelve flavours in our range. Eight beautiful recipe blends as well as the four original spice pastes, all based on traditional recipes full of flavour, perfectly suited to the Australian palette, yet easy to use.

All of our Zest flavours are perfect for food lovers, anyone who is gluten intolerant, vegetarians and vegans, as they simply provide flavour that anyone can play with and enjoy.

As the Zest Byron Bay range has grown and developed so have we as a family. We are blessed to live this wonderful life and are delighted to bring you flavours that you and your family can enjoy.

Flavours without rules made with love.

For delicious meal suggestions please visit our Recipes page.

The Zest Team

Pob Sellors: Owner, Chef, Executive Blender, Range Developer, Balancer of All Things, Recipe Creator, Cleanliness and Systems Master, DJ.

Shelley Sellors: Owner, General Manager of Ideas and Fanciful Notions, Marketing Officer, Accounts, Email Sender, Social Media Poster, Lunch and Coffee Organiser.

Tim Sweet: Chief Mixer and Machine Operator, Assistant Chef, Labeller Extraordinaire and all round great guy.

Jennie Tarant: Once a week saviour, Labelling Queen.

Nat Dobrohotoff: Quality Control, Queen of Fabulous Outfits and beloved friend.

Shout out to Sido Bilson: From the beginning Morale Booster, and Flavour Support Legend.

Made with love in Byron Bay

Shelley and Pob - Zest Byron Bay