Our Story

We believe that food is best when shared

Have you ever noticed how much more fun it is to hang out with friends and family when food is on the table?  There is something special about food that brings people together and that can make a gathering into a party.

This is why Chili Beak is not just a food company, we are really a people company and our products help people to connect. However it works, we desire to build healthier relationships with our community through the promotion of great food.

"Growing up in Guadalajara, Mexico, I was always surrounded by delicious ethnic foods, from my grandmas artisanal enchiladas, to street tacos serving hand pressed tortillas, to fresh flavorful ceviches at the markets. Each accompanied with a unique spicy salsa.

There was one in particular that grabbed my Texas husband’s attention: a chili oil sauce. Once we settled in Salt Lake City, Utah, we realized how much we needed to create our own chili oil for adding a unique spicy kick to our meals and to share with friends to continue building great experiences around food."

~ Giselle McClure, Original Founder of Chili Beak

How We Got Here

The journey years ago in Mexico, when the founders Jason and Giselle discovered a flavorful spicy chili oil. They found it to be great on so many different meals and fell in love. After moving to Salt Lake City and not being able to find something similar, they began working on the recipe. After several months of trial and error, they created the first handcrafted batch of Chili Beak.

Four years later, it was time to move on. Chili Beak posted on Facebook that they were closing down. The fans were sad, and the shelves quickly emptied as people scrambled to get the last few jars left in stores. That's when one fan reached out to see if there was any way to keep the up the heat.

That's when Jason and Giselle met David Born. David worked for Sevillo Fine Foods for the past decade, specializing in R&D, Food Safety and Operations. David has a passion for food and is an entrepreneur at heart, but always had a 9-5 keeping him from truly chasing his dreams.  The three met together and formed an agreement, and David took over Chili Beak with visions of growing and expanding the product line. 

Shortly after, David left his full time job as VP at Sevillo to take a plunge and focus all of his time and efforts into growing Chili Beak to new heights. So far in 2020, we've launched 5 new flavors of our Habanero Caramels, an exciting new Pizza & Pasta Toasted Chili Shaker, Habanero Extract and an array of swag, including custom-made Charcuterie & Cutting Boards made by David's brother in California, supporting his new business as well, Christopher & Sons.