Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2016. 5:33 pm CST.
Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2016. 5:34 p.m. CST
She was presented with an award over the weekend at the New York City Hot Sauce Expo and received a red jacket, commemorating the occasion along with a class ring engraved with her name and the present year, 2016.
The award and her induction into the Hot Sauce Hall of Fame is a milestone achievement for long time Belizean entrepreneur Marie Sharp. She started preparing her now famous hot sauce in her very own kitchen in 1981 using only the best local ingredients.
Fast forward to over three decades and what started as a micro business in a household kitchen has grown into an award winning and acclaimed Belizean product under the trade mark, Marie Sharp Fine Foods. Today, Sharp has perfected an entire line of hot sauces that feature exquisite flavours and heat levels as well as jams and jellies.
Marie Sharp Fine Foods has become a household name and has long been gaining international recognition in countries like El Salvador, Honduras, Canada, USA, Japan and Europe to name a few.
Sharp was the only woman entrepreneur to receive the award and only foreigner to have been selected for induction into the New York City Hot Sauce Hall of Fame.
She was accompanied to the event by her Sales and Marketing Manager, Jody Williams and General Manager, Rocio Aguilar.
Congratulations to Mrs. Sharp! Belize is proud!
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