For John and Diana Koss, their meat flavoring sauce actually began as a joke. You see, John and Diana love to cook and grill great tasting food. For many years, they "catered" countless functions for family and friends, such as weddings and anniversaries.
Diana said they we were often asked for their business card and they would simply reply, "we just do this for fun."
John always made his own flavored cooking sauce when smoking meats. One day, while making a batch of his now infamous meat flavoring sauce, John simply wrote "Koss Sauce" on the container.
It was an instant hit with family and friends!
John and Diana wanted to enjoy each day, work from our home, and earn an income doing what they love. They simply wanted to spend more time with their family, while at the same time creating a business legacy that they could pass down to their children.
In essence, John and Diana are chasing the american dream that unfortunately remains a dream for most.
Without wasting another day, John and Diana started making their dream a reality. First, they applied for a LLC. Next, they went to their local county office to begin the business zoning permit process. This eventually lead to a kitchen inspection on August 29th, 2017.
During this process, countless phone calls with questions to local officials were made. Along with the phone calls and questions came sleepless nights with John and Diana wondering if they were making the right decision.
Diana attributes taking this jump into the entrepreneurial world with their deep faith in God, and many prayers. With each prayer John and Diana made, a door was opened. Answered prayers guided them, and let John and Diana know this was the correct path along their business journey.
While paperwork was being filed over the course of several months, John and Diana handed out several samples of their meat sauce to coworkers and neighbors.
Things were looking great; they were getting rave reviews!
Diana said they actually started with a different meat sauce. The meat sauce they are currently producing is a second generation meat sauce, and people have just fell in love with it.
John and Diana have used their sauce as a key ingredient in meatloaf and shish kabobs. They use it as a spread on paninis, and mac and cheese.
Koss Sauce makes a delicious addition to various dipping sauces. One of Diana's friends actually used it with curly fries, and another friend dipped their chips in it.
Diana is using it today as part of a gravy for a pot roast she will be making for dinner.
They have 4 children, 5 grandchildren (number 6 is on the way), and many family and friends who have been an ever present support group to John and Diana.
Diana finds it hard to believe that on October 16th, 2017, they will begin to sell their sauce nationally via their website Koss Sauce and through various retail outlets.
Not only can you learn more about Koss Sauce on their website, you can also find a great selection of unique recipe ideas using Koss Sauce such as: Tex Mex Lasagna, Grilled BBQ Bacon Pizza, and 6 Hour Slow Smoked Pork Ribs.
In closing, John and Diana would love to connect with you. They can be reached through the following social media outlets:
Koss Sauce on Facebook
Koss Sauce on Twitter
Koss Sauce on Pintrest
Koss Sauce on Instagram
Koss Sauce on YouTube
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