Welcome - J. Dickey Sauces is located in Germantown, MD. We strive on providing our customers only the best sauces and marinades to enhance whatever food they are cooking or grilling. We do this by using ONLY all natural fresh ingredients, without any high fructose corn syrup or ketchup. And by the way, ALL of our sauces are also GLUTEN FREE and FDA Approved.
A little history - In the fall of 1993 I graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park. Five days later I drove across the country to Sacramento, California to start a new journey in life. I learned quickly that starting a new chapter in my life 3,000 miles away from home was going to be tough, especially financially. I learned how to take what little money I had and stretch it out down to the last cent. One of my favorite inexpensive meals during this time of frugalness was chicken. One night I had some chicken thawed ready to throw on the grill, but unfortunately I did not have enough BBQ sauce. After gazing at the empty BBQ sauce bottle, which was in the back of my bare fridge. I decided to try and make my own sauce with whatever spices and ingredients I had in my house. But, without all of the sugars, artificial flavors and KETCHUP I saw on the back of the empty store bought sauce. I knew I could do better. Or at least I thought I could. I took out some fresh ingredients (I cant give away my secret recipe….) let it cook and simmer for a while and I realized I had just made a mind-blowing discovery. My own BBQ sauce….I have been making my own homemade sauces ever since. After moving back to Maryland, in 2010 I started jarring my homemade sauces and giving them away to my friends, which turned out to be LIKED by everyone. Everywhere I went, people would track me down to ask me for some more my sauces. I felt like a celebrity, except they did not want my autograph they wanted more homemade sauce. In February of 2011 I officially opened J. Dickey's Sauces. The first event was at a local park and it went well......so there you have it. I had a dream, and along with the help of some key people I am able to share this with you on my company website. You will see as you review our website, we have a a variety of sauces. Some being seasonal, some hot, some sweet. But all of them are savory and mouth watering and can add any additional flavors to whatever you are cooking. The possibilities are endless.
Thank you for reading and I really hope you enjoy the sauces.
Check out a brief video of Jay talking about how he got his start: