Today we’d like to introduce you to Caitlyn McGlothen.
Hi Caitlyn, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstory.
C’s Hot Stuff started when I finally accepted I am obsessed with the whole Nashville hot chicken craze. One day a group of friends and I waited in line at Howlin Rays for about 2 hours. When we finally made it to the finish line and got our food, everything from the first bite of my sandwich to the ambiance changed my life. I fell in love! From that moment, I was determined to perfect what a Nashville hot chicken sandwich was to me. I wanted to recreate the amazing experience I had, make it my very own and bring it to my community; in which I felt needed something new and different.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
Initially, I doubted the idea of selling sandwiches. It took months and months of botched recipes and burnt chicken before I created a product I knew would be a hit! I had to figure out how to do things so that my food stood out from the rest. If I was going to share my passion with my community, it had to make a mark.
We’ve been impressed with C’s Hot Stuff, but for folks who might not be as familiar, what can you share with them about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
C’s Hot Stuff is a growing, home-based business fully operated by black women. We specialize in cajun cuisine and are known for our decadent Cajun chicken and shrimp sandwiches. Our sandwiches are served in between two perfectly toasted butter buns on a bed of pickles, topped with sweet n’ spicy slaw and kickin’ sauce. Alongside our sandwiches, our most popular side is the “Smack & Cheese”! We’ve been fortunate to be featured at one of the most popular food market events, FoodieLand LA, giving people from all walks of life a taste of my culture. For all information about events and catering follow us on Instagram!
Are there any books, apps, podcasts or blogs that help you do your best?
I watch the Food Network and a lot of cooking shows on Netflix. I’ve learned so much from both and incorporated a lot of the techniques I’ve observed into my own kitchen.
- Instagram: @cshotstuff