Founded by Sergio and Linnaea Mendoza of Sandy Utah, Salsitas Mendoza is quickly becoming a household name. During the 2008 Great Recession, Co-founder Sergio Mendoza found himself without work and in need of extra cash. Linnaea, a medical assistant at the time, turned to making salsas to gift friends and family for Christmas. The salsas were a hit! Before they knew it people were asking for more. Linnaea and Sergio signed up for a small outdoor market to see if people would buy their family’s salsas. They were pleased to see such strong community support. They sold out on the first day. Soon they were signing up for farmers markets across the valley.
Today the line of 16 different salsas, chips, and cooking sauces are available in over 40 grocery stores as well as mercantile’s across our great state. They are very proud to be an active contributor to our local economy and Farmers in Utah! With the support of the community Salsitas Mendoza will continue to provide high quality Authentic Mexican salsas and sauces to dinner tables across the United States for many years to come!
During Utah’s harvest season we partner with local farmers to provide our customers with produce picked at its peak for both freshness and flavor! This partnership provides our customers with the highest quality homestyle, Mexican food on the market as well as a sizable economic boost to Utah’s agricultural businesses.
Meet Our Team
Linnaea is not only the co-owner of Salsitas Mendoza, she is also the brains behind Salsitas. She handles our sales, customer interactions, and all the fun paperwork that needs to get done to make sure that everything goes smoothly. On top of that, she’s a super mom to five amazing kids.
Sergio is not only co-owner of Salsitas Mendoza but he is also the head of production. He’s one of the hardest working and most dedicated people we have, and we don’t know where we’d be without him. You can often find him dancing, singing, and cooking lunch in our kitchen.
Marisela is an amazing leader, organizer and hard worker. She is currently attending SLCC’s Nursing Program and will soon start her career in the NICU. She works alongside her dad, Sergio Mendoza, producing our line of salsas. Not only is she an amazing member of our production team, she also handles our marketing and sales.
Jonathon is our classic car enthusiast, who also owns his own company making t-shirts and stickers for other small businesses. He’s our night crew manager who leads our chip production for all of our wholesale accounts and markets. If John isn’t at the kitchen, you can find his friendly face selling you salsa at our farmers markets!
Alonso works alongside Jonathon producing our fresh tortilla chips. Although he’s quiet, he’s always willing to help whenever we need him. When he’s not working, Alonso enjoys going out with his friends and dancing the night away.
Veronica is our right hand woman when it comes to production, she works alongside Marisela and Sergio Mendoza ensuring all of our salsas are perfect. Veronica loves music, any time you come into the kitchen you’ll be sure to hear music and her singing her heart out.