The Sauce Kitchen story begins in 1992, Jorge Calisto opened up the very first Calisto’s Portuguese Restaurant in Turffontein. He started manufacturing all his own sauces, spices and marinades on a small scale. Already from the early days, the Calisto’s Table Peri-Peri was a huge hit. Chili lovers from all corners of Gauteng would come in to take home with them a tub of the irresistible ‘Portuguese Jam’.
In 2010, after enjoying nearly two decades of hard work and success, Jorge was approached to franchise Calisto’s. With the excitement of a new vision, he began Senhora Sauce Kitchen, or affectionately known as ‘The Sauce Kitchen’, where he began manufacturing sauces for the franchises to ensure a standardised product was used. The Sauce Kitchen would manufacture, bottle and distribute to all the franchises.
As the franchise grew so did the Sauce Kitchen. In 2012 Jorge purchased a small house behind his restaurant which was converted into a sauce ‘factory’. This is where Jorge would spend countless hours and sleepless nights, honing and perfecting his sauce craft. This gave rise to an exciting new era in his epic Journey. Four years later, Senhora Sauce Kitchen had outgrown the small make-shift facility and a factory of 1200m² (under roof) was purchased. The Sauce Kitchen has grown from strength to strength over the years with new lines being introduced regularly. We have seen an average growth of 30% per annum over the past 5 years and a 60% growth over the past year.
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