My name is Natalie! The story behind Secret Sauce is really quite simple.
I had simply wanted to be able to eat a wide variety of foods that I'm used to before moving to Switzerland. Fulfilling the desire to eat as healthily and naturally as possible, coupled with the necessity to cook and flavour food quickly (due to having 2 young children at home at the time), creating readymade and easy to cook sauces is very important in order to be successful in running a catering business and a busy household.
I was born to eat. I wasn't born to be a chef running a restaurant or something like that. I came from the corporate world, with a background in international finance, marketing and contracts. My family and I relocated to Switzerland and from then I had the opportunity to explore and find something that I have a passion for which also fits in with my family life.
A few years ago, I began a part-time corporate catering business and it was a one woman business; therefore it was a necessity to ensure that lunches could be whipped up quickly without having to be ready in the kitchen at 5 every morning! So the bulk production of all the sauces became a priority in order to freshly and easily cook large quantities of food.
Thus, Secret Sauce was born.
I'm not the only one who is juggling a career or a business, and a household at the same time! The desire of many, to be conscious of what they eat as essential to good health, had lead to retailing our sauces to the market. All of our sauces are made from scratch with as much fresh ingredients as possible. When cooking with Secret Sauce, it is almost as if you have your own private international Sous Chef doing all of the prep work for you!
As I'm very much a foodie and traveller, I hope to bring to you flavours from all over the world through my own interpretation of them, and offer reviews of restaurants (via our instagram blog @secretsauce_blog) whenever I visit different parts of the world. Secret Sauce will eventually offer truly a worldwide variety of flavours, and take you on a journey around the world straight from your dinner table.
I sincerely hope that Secret Sauce can become the Secret Sauce to your success in both managing a busy career and family, and at the same time bringing to everyone an interesting variety of fully flavoured foods.
Please join me on a journey to be Lost in Flavour with Secret Sauce!