Savour This Sauce
Tell us about your business.Savour This Sauce is comprised of three sauces that draw upon international influences, while delivering clean, bold and sophisticated flavors and textures. They include: Thai Chile Cilantro Salad Dressing, Roasted Red Pepper Romesco Spread and Pistachio Mint Pesto. Our sauces incorporate an array of ingredients sourced directly from California. These fresh ingredients yield a high quality product, while also allowing us to support small, local business and agriculture. Savour This Sauce is brought to you by the saucey brother and sister duo, Michael and Marlene. We are at the very exciting point in our business where we are preparing to scale our company by working with a co-packer. Our intention is to spread the SAUCESOME word, by getting into grocery stores across the country. It is our aim to be part of a revolution in the way people think about and approach food.
Tell us about your workspace, shop, or studio.Right now we are working in a small commercial kitchen in Los Angeles but we are transitioning to a co-packing facility. It speaks to our humble beginnings. But to help stimulate our growth, our move to an industrial facility is essential. Typically we manage our business from home, a coffee shop or at our local farmers market.
What inspires you?Doing what we love inspires us. Our company started as an idea. With hard work, passion and vision, we have grown it into a brand. It has fulfilled us in ways we didn't think possible. Who knew that working 60 + hours a week, slaving in a kitchen and overcoming the odds, would make us so happy. That is what motivates us to do what we do everyday. Furthermore, those who have succeeded in the past, and those who continue to succeed serve as an inspiration for us, to persevere. Knowing it can be done, and seeing how it can be done, propels our passion forward.
What makes your business stand out?I believe we stand out because we have managed to create a health food product that is gourmet, and will be widely accessible to all. It is the best of both worlds. In addition, I think people are really invested in our product and company because of my brother and I. People meet us, become invested in our story and they want to help us succeed. The added caveat of a family owned business, on top of an aspiring small business, really wows people, and it is one of our greatest pleasures, to see people offer such positive feedback.
What advice would you give an aspiring creative entrepreneur?I started my business a year and a half ago with my best friend and brother, Michael. This was the best decision I have ever made. I wish I could say that it has been all rainbows and butterflies, but it has not. Starting a business requires grit as well as sacrifice. Keeping it alive takes unwavering strength and a little dose of crazy. With that same token, life becomes limitless and anything can happen. If you really want it, don't ever give up. You can do it. Do not be afraid to make mistakes, and do not try to convince yourself the challenge is too great, or that you are not ready. Dive in, make mistakes, learn from those mistakes, and grow as a person. Entrepreneurship isn't about theory, it is about practice and action, so get moving.
What does American Made mean to you?American Made means doing the job right. As necessity is the mother of invention, American Made products and ideas have strong ties to this concept. The struggle one must endure, and the overcoming of resistance using ingenuity is the basis for most great American Made products. And one must do this by displaying a level of knowledge, dedication, and skill, in whatever it is they pursue. This value system is the basis for American Made products, that reinforce American excellence.
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