Athene Spices was founded by Fatin Rafie back in 2012 by to explore new flavors and hard-to-find spices from around the world. Her father is of Arab descent, while her grandmother is Japanese by birth but was raised by an Indian-Muslim family. As a young girl in George Town, however, she grew up in awe of her parents' culinary exploits. Her passion has always been cooking and food. Her first signature spice mix was the Hot Chick Spicy Salt, which became an instant hit among her friends. Since then, she has gone on to concoct several spice mixes such as Lemon Lime Pepper Salt, Mandy Spice Mix, Lebanese Za'atar and Moroccan Ras el Hanout.
Athene Spices aims to source the best quality and freshest herbs and spices for authentic ethnic and creative cooking. Athene Spices offers a wide range of artisanal spice salts, blends and rubs which are carefully designed and created for chefs and home cooks to make delicious and exciting gourmet style dishes which are easy to prepare.
Athene Spices uses some of the best locally farmed spices such as freshly sun-dried nutmeg from the orchards of Sungai Ara and Balik Pulau in Penang and the much sought-after Sarawak black and white peppers to compliment the premium herbs and spices sourced from all over the world. Today, Athene Spices grew to about 20 different spices within the time span of six years. Athene Spices was one of the recipients of the MATRADE (Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation) 'Excellence Award for Future Exporter' for 2016 and we are in the process of acquiring our JAKIM Halal certification.