Patter Fam Sauces take awards at fiery foods contest

Published 9:23 am Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wheelersburg — The 2012 Scovie Awards judging panel of top culinary experts honored Patter Fam Sauces with a First Place award in the Prepared Pasta Sauce competition with their Arrabiata Sauce; a First Place award in the Hot Sauce Fruit competition with their Pawpaw Chipotle Sauce; a Third Place award in the Barbecue Sauce Mild competition with their Jamaican Jerk Sauce; and a Third place award in the Prepared Stir Fry Sauce competition also with their Jamaican Jerk Sauce.

This is the second consecutive year in as many competitions that Patter Fam Sauces has garnered the coveted Scovie Award.

Their products were applauded for their flavor, aroma, quality and focus on enhancing the flavor of food. Patter Fam Sauces is located at 8220 Hayport Road, Wheelersburg, and products can be purchased online at or at many fine retail outlets. They offer hand-crafted, all natural sauces, marinades and glazes that enhance the quality of your dining experience.

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Patter Fam Sauces began in the kitchen of a small town pastor named Sam and his wife Joyce. They had a passion for great sauces that couldn’t be found anywhere else. They’ve been making sauce, salsas and seasonings for a long time.

Together they are constantly creating new recipes to accompany great food. With encouragement from friends and family, and divine intervention the company was founded in 2009. They’re always asked where the name came from – it came from a 2 year old boy in their church that called him “Patter Fam” instead of Pastor Sam. Soon it became a nickname.

Patter Fam says, “Our goal is to create sauces and seasonings with layers of flavor that enhance the natural goodness of food. We are meticulous about the flavor of our food. We will never sacrifice flavor for the sake of gimmicks. If we won’t eat it, you won’t see it.”

Competition was particularly fierce for the 2012 awards, with product entries up 177 over 2011. In all, 161 companies entered 792 products for a chance at Scovie glory. Dave DeWitt, founder of the Scovie Awards and National Fiery Foods and Barbecue Show said entries came from 38 states and four countries including Australia, Sweden, Canada and the United States. DeWitt, the “Pope of Peppers,” was pleased with the variety and quality of the entries. “It’s thrilling to see more entries than ever in our sixteenth year of the Scovie Awards. I’m always impressed by the creative new ideas and delicious ways people showcase fiery foods,” DeWitt said.

Guests can sample and buy Scovie Award-winning products at the upcoming 2012 National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show March 2-4, 2012 at Sandia Resort and Casino in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Vendors from across the country will be in attendance including Patter Fam Sauces. For more information please visit: About The Scovie Awards is an annual competition created by Dave DeWitt that recognizes the top fiery foods products in the world. The awards were named after the Scoville scale, a measurement of the spicy heat of a chili pepper. It is one of the most competitive blind tasted food competitions.