Hi there!

I'm Craig, and this is my son Craig Jr—together we came up with the name Cry Baby Craig's. 

Although C.J. may be a little too "immature" to fully enjoy our sauce, he inspires and motivates me to pursue the dream of making the best damn hot sauce this side of the Mississippi. And the other side, too.


2017 Zest Fest Fiery Foods Challenge
1st Place - Latin Style: Hot/X-Hot
3rd Place - Overall Hot Sauce

2017 Scovie Awards
3rd Place - Louisiana Style

Professional Background

Chef de Cuisine - Northeast Social
Minneapolis, MN
November 2014 – current

Chef de Cuisine - Cafe Maude
Minneapolis, MN
June 2009 – November 2014


University of California, Davis 2014 – 2015
Better Process Control, microbiology, acidified foods, thermal processing, sanitation, container handling

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Minneapolis 2007 – 2009
Associate of Science (AS), Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant