Grab a Gourmet Moment

How We Got Started

Relocated Californians, Chuck & Kaari Groscup quickly realized upon landing in New England, Mexican cuisine is not the norm! This was news to them.

Chuck, is a native Californian with family ties to multi-cultural heritage from the orchards in Hollister, CA. His grandfather's orchards grew apricots and walnuts that were lovingly picked by "extended family members" known as migrant workers. Chucks family welcomed them back, year after year.

These adopted family members shared traditions and the recipes that made those traditions yummy! Chuck's mother was instrumental in bringing those traditions from orchard to the family table during his formative years, and now, he keeps them alive for you!

Beautiful New England, with its rich history, quaint colonial towns and picturesque seascapes- found few authentic Mexican restaurants, and zero tamales. This was a calling, a necessity for those reared with a love for south of the border cuisine.

Chuck started making and sharing enchiladas, tamales, and a few other dishes with co-workers, friends and neighbors. After surprising and highly charged reviews, the idea was born and we are very excited to share these dishes with all.

Hollister Tamales produces Farm-to-Table goodness. Presently, we produce traditional Mexican sauces being offered by retail outlets (grocery stores), along with online, and phone sales for customers preferring a more “direct” experience. Our ingredients are locally sourced as much as possible. When in season, Tomatillos, Fresh Chiles, Onions and Garlic are within a short drive through beautiful farmlands across Rhode Island, and southwestern Massachusetts. Those awesome chilies for Hollister's Red and Chipotle Sauces are sourced from their native home(s) in the great southwest; New Mexico.

Check in to our “Your Kitchen” link often for new and exciting recipes, and ideas using Hollister Tamales Gourmet Sauces for your table. Create your own experience to share with your friends and family, both old and new.

The future is yummy with Hollister Tamales Gourmet Sauces!