We had the good fortune of connecting with Simon Mashian and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Simon, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
My wife and I were making a sauce for a salad – healthier, no BS ingredients – this sauce ended up going with everything! She told me to bottle it up – and like a good husband, I listened!
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Simon’s Secret Sauce is unique! There is nothing like this on the market. I am most proud of how fast this business is growing and even more excited about where we will grow to. Hard work is never easy – being accessible 24 hours a day, dropping off orders, people picking up in front of my home, shipping – in addition to making all this sauce on a daily basis. I want the world to know that Simon’s Secret Sauce is always made with love and with the best ingredients to get this flavor. It truly is a game changer. We donate 10% of ALL Sales to a charitable organization every month. February was Operation Underground Railroad, March is No Kid Hungry…want people to know that when they purchase that it also goes towards something good
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
A week with me can be exhausting! Best places to eat – Cafe Havana, Baltaire, Sugarfish! Places to visit – Lake Shrine, The Huntington, even a drive to the Santa Barbara Zoo – peaceful places! Drinks – Thunderbird and Wally’s are my Go-To’s!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
There are many people who should receive a shoutout to! Starting with my wife, Mona, her positivity, involvement, and support is what has allowed me to be successful, my parents, sister, and in-laws for being the ultimate taste-testers, and my friends and customers for trusting in me and the product!