Chris Sutton is the creator and cook behind Char Man Brand Hot Sauces. Chris grew up in his family's seafood restaurant, always in the kitchen or behind the sushi bar creating recipes. By his early 20’s, he had become obsessed with hot sauce.
A few years later after his fascination with heat began, Chris started producing hot sauces as a condiment for the family restaurant. The Char Man Original (Chris's first sauce) was originally used as a finishing sauce on a sushi roll. The sauce became extremely popular, with many customers requesting to take Chris’ sauce home with them.
In 2006, Chris founded Char Man Brand and began selling his sauce outside of the family restaurant. Named after a local legend of the Ojai Valley in Ojai, California, Char Man Brand has expanded to offer a wide range of delicious and unique hot sauces.Listen to Chris' full story on the Craft Hot Sauce Podcast.