Dave Hirschkop is the founder and creative force behind Dave’s Gourmet. Our products reflect his love of delicious food, wholesome ingredients, and innovative ideas. He grew up in Virginia and started an off-beat taqueria in Maryland called Burrito Madness. There he created the “hottest hot sauce in the universe” as a way to control unruly drunk patrons. However, it ended up doing the opposite and customers were coming in droves for the heat as well as the flavor. This insane heat led to his sauce being banned from the National Fiery Food Show.