Us "kitchen people" are scared of the "office people" like the survivors on the show Lost are scared of "the others". The only difference is we don't think "the others" are going to kill us it's just that they represent a life that is so foreign to us. One of the last restaurants I worked in had a women that worked in the office (she is now one of my best friends) that took away my fear of offices and "the others". She showed me the ins and outs of Trixie (our constantly jammed fax machine/printer), our POS system and how to edit our menu using simple word processing (look at me with all my fancy words). She helped me with my writing, figured out my math problems and amazed me with the miny Wallgreens she had going in the top drawer of her desk. She was my go to in the foreign office land and I called her "crazy office lady". Because of her I now had no fear. I know that most of the answers to my questions can be found on google search and that my Macbook is now my best tool besides my Japanese Chef knife. So with all of this new found knowledge and braveness I dived strait into the world of "the others".
After eight months of dealing with Legal Zoom, Taxes, Trademarking attorneys, Gmail, blogger, BOE, The county clerk, US dept. of treasury, every social media company under the sun, the local and state health department, USPS, Cash and carry, Restaurant depot, Sysco, Chef's Warehouse, numerous glass bottle and tin container manufacturers, Shopify, Vertical response, the Secretary of state, SF weekly, Mac pages and Precision Graphics, not to mention the countless hours spent on branding and marketing materials, we are FINALLY open for business!
We are very excited to share with you all of our hard work. I have put 100% into it and am confident you are going to love all of our products. Our line includes 3 types of regional BBQ sauces, 6 types of spice rubs and an all purpose brine mix. All S&S brand products can be purchased online at:
Sincere thanks from the bottom of our hearts to the family and friends that helped make S&S brand a reality: Jayne Sams, David Sams, Spencer O'Meara Sr., Natalie O'Meara, Janine Popick, John Hingley, Jon Wollenhaupt, Dan and Ginger Schaible, Cheryl Clements, Matt Fleming, Ken Edwards, Eric Rubin, Web and Jenny Otis, Maria and Michael Moustakis, Dave the butcher, Mike the line cook and everyone else who showed support and excitement for S&S brand. Thank you so much!