Ariel + Brian
A&B American Style make condiments based on chili peppers. All-natural, with no sugar or preservatives, the company utilizes fresno chilies grown on the roof of their Brooklyn warehouse and enhances the sauces with additional flavors like habanero, garlic, onions and other aromatics. A&B American Style are dedicated to effecting real change in the world through their company, creating jobs that people way, innovative solutions that don't yet exist and improving the way Americans eat.
What Inspired You To Start Your Company?
We've been eating chilies since we were little kids and we wanted to make available the delicious flavors of real, fresh chilies to the public.
Tell us about your products.
Everything is fresh - all of the ingredients flavors are crisp and come from all-natural, fresh sources.
Why do you believe in small-batch products?
It's vital to control production, quality and ingredient supplies to ensure high-quality product. Small-batches make that possible.
What makes your product better than the their mass produced counterparts?
The flavor of fresh chilies -- pepper extracts and artificial spice don't even come close.
What is your favorite small-batch treat?
Microbrew beers - great stuff hopping all over the country right now.
What Drew You To Food?
As kids, we took for granted having healthy, fresh foods. We want to help make those foods available to everyone - widely.
What Products Are You Working On Now?
Do You Have a Favorite Product?
Our NYC Rooftop - An unique blend of chilies grown on a rooftop farm in NYC.
Latest Ingredient Obsession?
The chilies that are growing right now on that rooftop farm - this batch is amazing!
What Did You Have For Dinner Last Night?
Octopus salad with A&B American Style Pepper Sauce.
What Person, Living Or Dead, Would You Most Like To Have Try Your Product?
What’s The Best Piece Of Advice You’ve Gotten In Building Your Business? What Advice Would You Give Other artisans?
It's a marathon, not a sprint.
What Other Local Food Artisans or Chefs Do You Admire?
Too many to name. Amazing stuff in all categories happening locally in NYC these days.
If You Had To Choose Your Last Meal, What Would It Be?
Egg sandwich with A&B "More Heat" Pepper Sauce.
Favorite Restaurant or Food Experience?
Charity chef events in NYC that prevent wasting food and donate to the needy.
What Do You Enjoy Doing Outside of the Kitchen?
Thinking of new recipes for new products.
What’s Your Favorite Kitchen Soundtrack?
The sound of our blenders.