Our Values


At Alcazar Heat we aspire to do our best to make the world a little bit better everyday. In our drive to do so we try and adhere to a core set of values of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship (S.P.I.C.E.S). Below is more on how we put each of these values into action.


Simplicity shows in up in a number of ways we approach our work. We seek to keep our products simple, we seek to keep our business practices and processes simple. We also seek to make the best use of our financial and natural resources being careful to not spend them on things that might not really be needed. In this pursuit of simplicity we often ask ourselves, "does this spark joy?"


In our relationships, business, and community we seek to build peaceful relationships. We do this by trying to foster effective communication that allows us to avoid misunderstandings that can lead to conflict. When misunderstanding do arise we always seek to find elegant, simple solutions by thinking creatively about our problem solving and also reflecting on what we can can learn from the misunderstanding.


Integrity for us is seeking consistency in word and deed. This means being authentic and our values matching our actions. In our interactions with others we strive to deal honestly and fairly. We take responsibility for our actions and their results. We fulfill our commitments, and we give credit to others for their contributions.


Starting a hot sauce company is a bit like having a child, it takes a village to raise it. At Alcazar Heat we seek to nurture relationships and partnerships knowing that together, people increase their strength, visions, wisdom, and creativity. In our day-to-day business practices we strive to be an inclusive organization seeking diverse collective experience and wisdom to help guide our success.


We reject all forms of discrimination, whether based on race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, immigration status, class, gender, age, ability, or sexual orientation. We work to change the beliefs, practices and institutions that perpetuate prejudice, and we support affected communities in seeking their own liberation and equality. We continually examine our won biases and privileges and strive to achieve greater equality in our business, community, and society.


Alcazar Heat is committed to a triple bottom line (people, planet, profit) ethos that prioritizes caring for the earth and it's inhabitants more then making a profit. In our business we strive to use our resources with care to achieve their greatest effect. We spend conservatively and avoid extravagance.


Reality can be conquered with enough imagination

- Mark Twain