We have been exporting our ingredients for over 20 years and our Mediterranean and Middle Eastern ingredients are now available in over 30 countries. Our team are experienced and adept at managing the challenges of buying and selling across international markets. Belazu started in 1991 and we built a strong customer base across the UK. The chefs we supplied started spreading the word to their colleagues abroad, and even taking our ingredients with them on their adventures around the globe.
Over the years our relentless search to bring you the best Mediterranean and Middle Eastern ingredients has remained the same. More than 70% of our ingredients are made in-house in the UK, using the best quality raw ingredients from our trusted suppliers across the Mediterranean basin and Middle East. From our signature Rose Harissa, which we tried on an innovation trip to North Africa, to our Verdemanda Extra Virgin Olive Oil which we developed with Eduard, our Olive Oil supplier of 25 years, or our range of over thirty fresh olive mixes, our innovation team are constantly trying, sourcing and developing new ingredients for our range. We refine the recipes in The Pembury Kitchen, our in-house development kitchen before making new products for our customers to enjoy!
All our olive mixes are mixed by hand to ensure the seasoning is evenly dispersed and the olives aren't damaged by machines.
The Pembury Kitchen is our innovation hub, where the team are always refining and developing recipes for new ingredients.
We have different packaging formats of our ingredients, making them suitable for individual retail customers and foodservice. This allows us to share our Mediterranean and Middle Eastern ingredients with delis, wholesalers, shops, restaurants, hotels, and bars across the world. We are able to translate our packaging into many languages including Chinese and Arabic.
The Export Team
If you want to find out more about export opportunities in your region, you’ll need to speak with Hugo. As Belazu’s fourth member of staff, he has encyclopaedic knowledge of our ingredients and will be able to suggest what olives, nuts, oils, pastes, pestos, and other tasty ingredients are the best fit for your business. His first export order came from the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, for a pallet of olive oil. Word got round and soon we were all over the Gulf and have since expanded into many international markets.Get In Touch
Our support for export customers aims to make the export process and selling in local markets as smooth as possible.
Our dedicated Export Customer Service Member, Laverne is always on hand to help with order enquiries
Our ingredients and production site are certified to BRC A, FDA and CIQ standards
We can label our products in different languages
Our marketing team are happy to support you with POS and photos
Become an Importer
To become an international Belazu importer and distributor you will need to go through our Export Consultation Process. We will assess your business requirements, matching the right ingredients to your needs in a few simple step. Samples are available on request and redeemable against your first purchase.
Get in touch
Consultation with Hugo
Account Set up
Dovetale Collections, Canada
"For over 20 years, we've had the pleasure of working with the team at Belazu. Belazu are committed to offering exceptional quality Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavours, created with both industry leading-chefs and passionate home cooks in mind. As a family-owned business, we also value relationships and are delighted to be partners with the caring and dedicated people behind Belazu. We are proud to share Belazu's story and their range of expertly sourced ingredients with our customers across Canada"
London Food, Shanghai
"Belazu makes beautiful ingredients that we supply to top chefs in Shanghai. Belazu have great products and the supply chain support for the complicated export processes. Export Sales Director Hugo Waring helped us grow our business in the 5 years we have worked together. He’s not only a business partner, but a friend. I would highly recommend Belazu to distributors and exporters around the world."
Mercato Italiano, Holland
"We founded Mercato Italiano along with our father in 2004. We have Italian origins and want to share great quality food with the finest restaurants and gourmet shops all over the Netherlands and beyond. Belazu have helped us achieve this dream, and our customers really enjoy the wide assortment of products we take from them."
"Since the mid 90’s when our relationship started with Belazu there was always a sense of being part of a family. It has been fun developing our sales range with Hugo, the key contact for Export. The products always were and remain first class and innovative. There is always support when needed and nothings is too much trouble, it is a pleasure working with Belazu. So, for my part and with nearly 30 years of experience working with Belazu, I warmly recommend Belazu Ingredient Company."