Perry, an entrepreneur with an enquiring mind and a passion for food, started dabbling with his produce.
His friends recollect his kitchen was combustion of interesting aromas – some good, some less memorable, some even testing the bounds of friendship.
But his perseverance paid off, and his search for a sublime full flavoured zesty, orange marmalade was soon realized.
His first Chaloner Orange Seville marmalade was bottled in 1998 and the response was overwhelmingly positive.
But never one to accept the ordinary, Perry spent a great deal of time experimenting with unusual flavour combinations and using farm grown herbs, like lavender and rosemary.
This was very much influenced by his travels. In particular, his interactions with French artisanal farmers who have masterly perfected the art of “herb infusions” and bringing to the fore the impeccable fusions of the five flavour profiles – sweet, bitter, salty, sour and umami.