​Written by Scott and Kate Shumka
Shumka DustKate studied the Culinary Arts program at Confederation College and has worked in many kitchens, but decided that working in restaurants wasn’t for her. She enjoys working in the family kitchen the most, cooking for friends and family. Scott also worked in many restaurants and loves to be in the kitchen.
Always playing around in the kitchen, we started throwing different spices together (in Morinville, AB. 2014) when we came up with an amazing blend. We started putting it on ribs and chicken thighs for our bbq's with friends. Our friends always asked if they could have some to bring home. Shumka Dust was born.
Shumka Dust is now available in over 15 local shops across Thunder Bay. We also ship; shipments have been sent to the West coast all the way to PEI.

Scott, Kate and Jordin Shumka

Scott started taking Shumka Dust to work for his new co-workers to try, and all of a sudden everyone was asking to buy some. We sold over 100 bottles in 1 week and started thinking we should market it to the public. We got our city license and had the health & fire unit come inspect our kitchen. We passed with flying colours (A). The next step was to make labels and start advertising. It has been a whirl wind, but we are so extremely happy with the interest. We introduced Superior Steak Spice only a few months later and Moonlite Bay Dredge in the Spring of 2018.

​Shumka Dust products are not full of fillers like some of your typical spices in your spice cupboard, and best part is it's local to Thunder Bay. We are always working in the kitchen and playing with new ideas to expand our spice line and even some fresh products.
We are also available in all three local Safeway’s as well as the ones in Dryden and Fort Frances! Also fresh market foods in Sioux Lookout!
We moved out to Edmonton area in 2006 for work and school, we were out there for 10 years before deciding to move back home to Thunder Bay. We have been married for 10 years, we have a daughter, Jordin (10) who is the 3rd owner of Shumka Dust. We also have two fur babies; Memphis, our black lab is 12 and Detective Marty Deeks our French Bulldog who is 3.
Please check out our Facebook page ShumkaDust and we are also on Instagram at @shumkadust.

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