Our Mission

To make the best tasting and unique spicy products using the best ingredients, to help preserve and improve the lives of our oceans' sharks, and to have a lot of fun along the way. 

Our Story

After growing up working in the restaurant business, and then 17 years in the beer industry, Founder Shark Gabe was ready for a change. He figured if he could take his two biggest passions, spicy food and sharks, and turn that into a career, it would be a pretty fun life.  With some family recipes, and help from his family and friends, he took the summer of 2018 to put together the blueprints for The Spicy Shark.  The feeding frenzy began February of 2019!

 

CHECK OUT GABE'S POST ON WHY HE WANTED  TO START A HOT SAUCE COMPANY

Meet Our Team

A group of family and friends with a love of heat and a side of hustle

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Gabe 

Owner/Founder

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Gabe 

Owner/Founder

I live in Portsmouth NH and like hot sauce & sharks. 
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Jill

Mama Shark

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Jill

Mama Shark

Jill is a hot sauce junkie (a.k.a @thespicylegume).

Her husband, Spicy Shark Founder Gabe, claims he knew he wanted to marry her on their 3rd date (at Petey's in Rye, NH), when Jill pulled a bottle of Tabasco out of her purse for their clam chowder.  Gabe asks Jill for lots of Spicy Shark help, and she helps him.

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Joanna 

Baby Shark

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Joanna 

Baby Shark

Joanna Banana is an aspiring hot sauce connoisseur. She moonlights as a spicy shark model on our social media.  
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Adriana 

Sister Shark

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Adriana 

Sister Shark

When not occupied managing an office, assisting with surgical procedures, and being a mom to one human and seven animals, Adriana hones her chef skills in the kitchen. She helped her brother and founder shark, Gabe, develop the original spicy shark recipes and jumpstart the business. Fun Fact - during childhood in Greenport, Long Island, she pushed Gabe off of a moving boat with hopes of him becoming shark chum. (He hasn't forgotten...)
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Natalie 

Social Shark

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Natalie 

Social Shark

Family friend, and a website & digital marketing expert.  When not indulging in her Mexican food and hot sauce addiction, Natalie is in charge of all things Spicy Shark content marketing, including social media. Born in Texas, a proficient tap dancer, and snow skier whenever possible.
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Patrick

Culinary Shark

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Patrick

Culinary Shark

Family friend, chef / entrepreneur, and a spicy food aficionado. Patrick's culinary skills and creativity helped take the Spicy Shark recipes to the next level. Avid hiker and skier (during the rare times he's out of the kitchen).

REVIEWS AND PRESS

Portsmouth Man's Spicy Shark Hot Sauce Brings Heat

We were thrilled to be featured in Seacoast Online article, that was picked up by Portsmouth Paper. Read the full article here.

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Open Doors: Gabe DiSaverio

LIFESTYLE, OUTDOOR, OPEN DOORS  
 
A look inside the kitchen-office of a local hot-sauce maker and 'shark addict.'

Gabe DiSaverio is a self-professed “shark addict.” Though seeing the film “Jaws” as a child inspired his interest, it’s where the obsession has led him that’s a little more unusual. Read the full article here.

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Sharktoberfest: Eat wings, drink beer to save sharks

PORTSMOUTH -- An inaugural Sharktoberfest will pair wings and beer, with a portion of proceeds benefiting a shark-preservation program and the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation.

Craft hot sauce maker Gabe DiSaverio has teamed with Sam Adams beer to launch Sharktoberfest at nine Seacoast restaurants that will sell “Spicy Shark Wings” with a pint of Sam Adams Octoberfest and he said a dollar from each sale will go toward the two marine charities. Read the full article here

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