Remember, you heard it here first. Dayton has a new local sauce company, specializing in Salsa and Spaghetti Sauce. Their jarred items should be available in late July. The product line is is called “Fresh in a Jar.”
Made by a local chef, and canned by a local manufacturer, this new product is looking to be the next big thing in Dayton’s long line of food favorites. The Food Adventures Crew were lucky enough to get a VIP personal taste test of the products, and we think they are fantastic.
THE MAN BEHIND THE SAUCES:
Miami Valley Chef, Marshall Bartley is the man behind Dayton’s “Red Headed Sauce Company.” He is a Centerville native, but has traveled the U.S. working in the culinary world.
His past history in the kitchen includes:
-Studying at the National Center for Hospitality Studies at Sullivan College in Louisville
-Opened up the first Bravo Restaurant on Sawmill Rd
–Wetherington Golf Club West Chester
-Culinary Arts Schoool in Ashland
-Cooking stints in Annapolis , MD
–NCR Country Club
-Restaurants in Savannah, GA
-Today, he works for a local catering company as well as promoting “Fresh in a Jar”
Sounds like he has been a few Food Adventures of his own…
Marshall is also proud to note that this year makes him 8 years sober from alcohol. Things are going great and he couldnt be happier with his future.
Let’s explore the curent salsas and sauces offered by the Chef. Not only are they all natural, they are gluten free as well. Read the side of the jar and see the simple ingredients.
Here are our “MUST EATS” for the Red Headed Sauce Company’s “Fresh in a Jar” Product Line…
MUST EATS FROM “FRESH IN A JAR”
—FRESH IN A JAR’S MILD SALSA:
The secret here is using the Stanislaus tomatoes. He uses them in all three of his products. It priduces a rich, deep taste that is ind What immediately strikes us is the fresh taste of the salsa. You would swear it had just been made a few minutes ago. Also, note that this product has a 2 year shelf life.
—FRESH IN A JAR’S MEDIUM HOT SALSA:
This is it, this is the big one. This is the salsa that blew us away. We predict this will be the star of the product line. Just enough heat to light you up, and just enough good flavor to pull you back in for just one more dip. The Big Ragu will go on record as saying “this is the best salsa from a jar that he has ever had.” For Ragu the secret to the deliciousness of the sauce is that the onion flavor is very distant. In fact, the salsa has more of faint roasted garlic hint, instead of a sharp onion flavor you might find in other salsas.
—FRESH IN A JAR’S MARINARA:
Again we taste the difference of the Stanislaus tomatoes. Many sauces in a jar are fairly plain, in the old traditional style which is very peasant style. You end up having to doctir up the jarred sauce with spices tobring out some flavor. With “Fresh in a Jar” Marinara, the taste is similar to the gourmet upscale restaurants like Brio Tuscan Grille, Carrabbas and Bravo. An americanized, gourmet take on sauce, bursting with spices, so you do not need to add a thing. It is already doctored up. This saucehas quickly climbed the Big Ragu’s list into the top 2 or 3. We have never tasted anything like it. It is very bold, very fresh, and very flavorful. Even the color of the sauce looks different than the other jarred sauces.
Chef Marshall Bartley has always believed in giving back to the community. He has decided to give a portion of his sales to Dayton charity the Pink Ribbon Girls. The Pink Ribbon Girls give rides to and supply meals to those who are sick with breast cancer. Due to treatment, many cannot perform daily activities. So Pink Ribbon Girls even clean houses for the families as well. It is a great organization, and we are happy to see Red Headed Sauces teaming with them.
Red Headed sauces is also offering a plan for schools, groups and organizations that need to raise money. By selling jars of the sauces, any group or team can raise funds for their cause. For fundraising opportunities, email Chef Bartley
Be on the lookout for these sauces in various local outlets or send an email to the chef to place a direct order.
We are expecting big success with Fresh in a Jar, and are sure you will love the taste too.
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