Q: Hello Dave,
I ran across your web site and was interested in finding out how I can take a couple of sauces I make now into the manufacturing stage, and also develop my own extremely hot sauce? You seem to be the foremost authority I have found on the subject. Any direction or information would be helpful.
A: Hello Joseph:
The first thing to do is to read all of our industry articles located here: http://www.fiery-foods.com/e-zines.asp The second thing to do is buy a copy of the book From Kitchen to Market by calling 800-638-0375. The third thing to do is find a co-packer to pack your products. Do that with a category search for co-packer in our Industry Directory, located here: http://www.fiery-foods.com/directory/default.htm (If you have a commercial kitchen, skip this step.) The fourth thing to do is write a business plan; there are many books and web pages on how to do this. The fifth thing to do is find a distributor. I recommend Dave Lutes of Hot Shots, 704-527-2422. Regarding superhot sauce manufacturing, check with a co-packer. Good luck with your project.