These are the three big players in Colorful Colorado Creations at this time. We hope to add team members along the way.
Owner and creator
Derek loves to create new sauces. The hotter the better. Although he makes most of his sauces according to his taste, he does leave a few on the milder side.
Taste tester extraordinaire!
Alexa not only put up with all the noises and smells associated with the early days of hot sauce making in our home kitchen, but she also taste tests it. She is Derek's gorgeous wife and he couldn't do it without her support.
Official heat meter
Although Wilson never actually tries the sauce, he's in charge of deciding how hot each sauce should be labeled because he's the boss.
Overflowing with gratitude....
We are beyond grateful for the amount of help we receive making sauce. From the regulars like Curly and Eliot, to some of the others that chip in when they can like Chris, Baily, Ryan, and Arnie. We are so thankful for all the help we get and know it wouldn't be possible without this help.
Making the early "taste test" batches was fun, tasty, time consuming, and a test of Alexa's and Wilson's patience. These early batches were made in our home kitchen, not the commercial kitchen we now use.
Our Label and its Progression
Our labels took a lot of different twist and turns in the early months of creation.
Derek has never claimed to be a good artist, but he had some fun mocking up many of the early sketches. Eventually he turned to more talented help to get the logo just as he envisioned.