About Us

The Mission:

Merfs Condiments is a condiment company that creates high quality, tasteful products using all natural ingredients. We aim to become a globally recognized brand name, capitalizing on the sustained interest healthy, high quality food products. Our goal is moderate growth, annual profitability, and having fun!

Kelly Schexnaildre: CEO & President

I am a southerner from the gulf coast of Louisiana. I started cooking at 8 years of age; I have always had a passion for exceptional food, and all the experience and community it offers. I relocated to Denver, Colorado in May 2010 ready to embark on a new adventure! I am an avid gardener who uses fresh, local ingredients in my dishes whenever possible. I started making condiments in summer 2012, and through experimentation and creativity, discovered that I love it. My idea for Merfs Condiments came to fruition in January 2014, and I am intent on creating recipes for condiments that will enhance anyone’s food experience. 

How did I get into making hot sauce?

A buddy gave me a half bushel of peaches in summer 2012, and I didn’t want to make preserves, pie, cobbler, or any other traditional peach items. I made peach habanero hot sauce with carrots, lemon juice, white vinegar, sugar, and salt and a star was born! I had friends that couldn’t get enough, and family members that wanted it for Christmas gifts; I soon realized that my hobby was both too expensive and too lucrative a talent to be wasted. I started Merfs Condiments instead of going to graduate school or waiting tables forever, and here we are 6 years later!