SeaFire Gourmet founder Dave Ridderbusch's passion is hand-crafted specialty foods made with only the freshest ingredients. The earliest memory of his life-long passion for hot sauces and spicy foods began as sibling rivalry while eating at Asian restaurants: who can eat the most wasabi and hot chili sauce and take the burn the longest?
If You Can't Stand the Heat...
Fast forward to just a few years ago, when a member of Dave's family faced a medical emergency. Inspired by the gourmet cooking abilities of his wife's son who as a result needed an alternative way to make a living, Dave started experimenting with hot sauces in the family's home kitchen. Many recipes later, he had formulated a red chili sauce people absolutely loved. The sauce had a wonderful flavor. With a little sweetness and a nice spicy heat, the well rounded Sweet Spicy Girl instantly found a wide audience, and Dave’s first hot sauce was born. Friends and family loved it, encouraging Dave to take the next step: Bottle the sauce and sell it.
With chili peppers personally picked in Eastern Washington's Yakima Valley, Walla Walla sweet onions, and spices, SeaFire Gourmet seeks to delight with the uncompromising great taste and perfect balance of exquisite flavor and spicy heat. Five star reviews and a growing collection of awards testify to the company's mission.
"Our mission is to delight the world with specialty sauces, seasonings, and other spicy creations. We are passionate about creating gourmet hot sauces for all to enjoy. We strive for the perfect balance of exquisite flavor and heat."
Awards and Community Contributions
La Diosa Verde (translation: Green Goddess) Chili Sauce is the Golden Chile Winner at the 2017 Zest Fest Fiery Food Challenge. At the 2016 Chile Pepper Awards, SeaFire Gourmet took home the First Place Award for Hot Sauce as well as the Best New Product Award. Classic Habanero also claimed Second Place last year. Hot Spicy Girl took home First Place in the Mild/Medium category of the 2015 Chili Pepper Awards competition. A complete list of their many awards is posted on the SeaFire Gourmet website.
SeaFire Gourmet also brings the heat to the community through donations of their delicious hot sauces to the West Seattle Food Bank, which provides vital food and supplies to over 8,400 individuals including 3,200 children and 1,200 seniors on a yearly basis.
The labels for SeaFire Gourmet are printed digitally on a bright white felt label paper. 4 color CMYK was used to simulate kraft paper while keeping the colors bright. A matte varnish was used for protection, and Dave tested the custom paper labels to ensure they would perform well in use and refrigeration. Branding and label design was completed by Fresh Bread Design, a local Washington state design firm specializing in food and beverage packaging.
PO Box 1801
Edmonds, WA 98020
Email: seafiregourmet [at] gmail