A note from Lizz and Bill
Mojo’s Sauce is owned and operated by Bill Etter and Lizz King. Before coming to Ithaca, Bill owned a Café on St John in the US Virgin Islands where he first thought of creating a retail line of hot sauces. Lizz traveled throughout the country finally settling in Newark Valley and completing a degree in Culinary Business Management.
After settling in the area in 2015 we both worked in a few local eateries, where we saw an opportunity for a local, flavor-forward hot sauce. We also began to form relationships with local farmers and small business owners. We realized what an amazing place the Finger Lakes Region is for growing a wide variety of produce and wanted to showcase it in a new way.
In the Fall of 2019, working out of the kitchen at Shagbark Gardens south of Ithaca, we launched our first two sauces: Spooky Pumpkin and Smokin Hot Heirloom. In 2020 we are continuing to develop new flavors built around seasonal availability and hope to increase our participation in local markets, small stores, and the community. 2020 also brought good news for us personally-our engagement! We are planning to tie the knot in 2021.
We look forward to growing this business and being a part of this thriving food community, for years to come!