Al Bourbouhakis

Al Bourbouhakis

Al Bourbouhakis

Confederation College

Culinary Management, 2011

Founder, Heartbeat Hot Sauce

In a few short years, Heartbeat Hot Sauce has grown from friends making hot sauce for the fun of it to filling its 400,000th bottle of what has become one of the most popular brands of hot sauce around the world. Heartbeat Hot Sauce is now available at 400 retailers across Canada and the United States and has a new European distribution deal to expand its international reach and grow its global following. Through his company, Bourbouhakis has played a key role in advancing the market for local food products and inspiring the foodie scene in his city.