Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Jerome has held several executive leadership positions during 35+ years in the Automotive Industry. Versed in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Operations, Manufacturing, Warehousing and Distribution. He learned the importance of customer satisfaction and serving his employees to achieve desired goals and objectives. He learned his grilling expertise from his Dad and has mastered his skills over the years. His vision for the company is fueled by his desire to pay tribute to his Dad's legacy and to share his unique BBQ sauces, spice rubs and marinades with consumers everywhere.
Co-Founder, Senior Vice President - New Business Development, Marilyn has 35 years’ experience in the medical, business, and education industry; including, owing her own Medical Billing, Coding, and Consulting Services Company for the past 20+ years. Her professional profile boasts a solid managerial background with highly developed negotiation skills and experience cultivating strategic business partnerships; equally strong in budgeting and financial management. Detail oriented with the ability to manage projects and meet deadlines. Proven ability to recognize and capitalize on market trends and assume responsibility for strategic planning, market research/forecasting, promotional planning, event planning, and advertising. She is a decisive team leader with extensive experience in staff recruitment, professional team building, and development of talented/creative training programs. Marilyn is also a persuasive communicator with well-developed presentation and negotiation skills. Able to develop productive relationships with colleagues, customers, and staff at all levels. Creative problem solver with ability to drive growth, resolve conflict, and improve staff morale.
Vice President - Culinary Innovation, Fredrick, known to many in the industry as "Chef Fred", is a graduate of the world renowned Johnson & Wales School of Culinary Arts. He is a highly qualified Executive Chef with 20+ years in the Food & Beverage industry and possess superior culinary skills. He has comprehensive knowledge of a broad range of foods, regional cuisines and flavors. Skilled Food Cost Specialist with documented successes across 5 Star restaurants including Ruth Chris Steak House and Prime Blue Grill. Highly skilled at managing and coordinating promotional and public relations activities to achieve market recognition. Fred is a Certified Executive Chef with the American Culinary Federation (ACF).
Our MISSION is to generate brand name recognition as producers of premium-signature BBQ sauces, spice rubs, and marinades using all fresh, natural and organic ingredients. By using our unique brands to distinguish our products and services, we seek to engage communities by building partnerships; educating and inspiring young culinary entrepreneurs; volunteering and providing resources.
Our VISION is to create and produce healthy alternatives to indoor/outdoor cooking by developing and producing premium-signature BBQ sauces, spice rubs, and marinades from all fresh, natural and organic ingredients that lead to long-term benefits to consumers “living well” and “healthy.” We intend to become a household name in the U.S.
Prince Ruby Huddleston, (known to family and close friends simply as P.R.), was tagged as the “Sauce Boss” within our family and throughout neighborhoods of Flint, Michigan. When he would fire up the grill, the aroma would permeate throughout the neighborhood and childhood friends would come from blocks away just to see if our Dad was barbequing. If he was not, they would hangout for a bit, but we could detect disappointment if it was not his grill that was “smoking.” However, if he was grilling, they would hangout for hours waiting for a taste of whatever was cooking on the grill.
Our Dad’s grilling skills were exceptional and enjoyed by many. However, his BBQ sauce, which is a 70-year-old secret family recipe, was absolutely “the best ever” and is still talked about and sought after to this day. Dating back as far as the early 80s, Michael, Marilyn and I (Jerome) have been asked by many people over the years, how to make our Dad’s barbecue sauce and of course our reply was always, “it’s a family secret, sorry but we cannot give it out.” So the next words ultimately were and with emphasis, “well can y’all make me a bottle, we will pay whatever you want for it!!” As of December 2019, the planning phase for that request began! As of late 2020, “PR’s Premium BBQ Sauce -N- Things, LLC®” is born and we are thrilled to share pleasant memories and a taste of our childhood from our house to yours.
When we were old enough, Dad showed us how to barbecue and make his sensational sauce…sweet, tangy, spicy, hot, lip smacking, finger licking…as many have described it. Our Dad barbecued year-round, regardless of snow, rain, sunshine, or exhausting heat. Dad was quite the connoisseur of good food whether cooking indoors or grilling outdoors, which was his favorite past time besides, fishing, enjoying family and friends and taking care of his family.
No matter the occasion…visiting out of town, vacationing, at the local park, trips to Canada, high school events, college dorms/apartments, weekend family get togethers or simply in our own backyard…Dad’s barbecue was included, even demanded (in a friendly way) along with his “out of this world sauce.” Mom guesstimates Dad was in his early 30s when he made his first batch of barbecue sauce. Mom, who is currently 94 years young, states with pride “I can still make your Dad’s sauce better than either one of you!!"
This is truly an effort to pay loving tribute to our Dad, brother Michael (both are no longer with us) and Mom. Our Dad lives on through HIS sauce and it is with great pride, joy, excitement and humility that we bring to you, “Prince Ruby’s Premium BBQ Sauce.”
WE PROMISE, YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED! ! !
Prince Ruby aka "PR" (Dad) chillin at Belle Isle Park in Detroit
“I took your sauce to a cookout for people to sample and to use on the meat that was cooking on the grill for the cookout. They sampled it and then they did not wait for the meat to finish cooking, they started eating it with bread. If I hadn’t stopped them, we wouldn’t have had any to go on the meat!! Everyone really, really liked the sauce."
Yes, the sauce was very good! Different than any sauce that I have had in the past and my husband enjoyed it s well!!
"I smoked chicken over hickory wood and applied your sauce. Excellent bottle! The menu was breast, thighs and wings along with baked beans and potatoes. The sauce is excellent!! The hickory wood and your sauce really complement each other. Several buddies and their wives were over watching the games. They said the sauce was outstanding and the chicken was the finest I ever made! When will you have another bottle for me to purchase, I really want a case because I grill all the time."
“I just wanted to tell you that the BBQ sauce was really excellent. I don’t like rating things 1-10, I like to base it on if I would purchase it again. I’m here to tell you that I would absolutely purchase and repurchase over and over again. Delicious taste and made from scratch, it does not need anything else, my husband loves it as well. Please let me know when I can purchase it.”
“I’ve been eating my Dad’s sauce since I was a little girl and I may be biased, but it is better than any sauce I have ever had. I used to want it on everything including ribs, chicken, hot dogs hamburgers, sandwiched, etc.
“I really like the BBQ sauce!! I have used it on all types of grilled meats and it really enhances the different seasonings. It has a very unique taste that is absolutely untouchable!!”
“I like the semi-spicey, smokey flavor, texture is smooth and taste was really on point. I used it on BBQ chicken today and it was great, I rate it a 9.5 out of 10. My wife and daughter really enjoyed it as well.”
"I really like the BBQ sauce. It is spiced just right and it is very versatile. I prefer to use this on my hamburgers and hot dogs instead of ketchup.”
Fort Lauderdale, FL
“I really like your sauce! It is just the way I like my BBQ sauce, right amount of spiciness and smokey flavor. I think you have something special.”
Farmington Hills, MI
“PR’s Premium BBQ Sauce is the best sauce I’ve ever had! It hits every flavor note sweet, savory, and spicy. I put it on everything including ribs, chicken, beef and fish. No exaggeration in saying it’s the perfect sauce!!”
“When we first tasted your sauce years ago, we told you then it was the best bb que sauce we ever tasted. We mentioned several times you need to market your sauce so the world can taste it. You and your family have kept this secret long enough, and we are glad you are finally getting it out for others to enjoy. When we visit you all, we always look forward to the cookout so you can fix your famous sauce and we can take the leftovers home😊. I remember when someone dropped the container of your bb que sauce one year and my Mom almost cried! Congratulations and we know this will change people’s taste buds forever!!”
Michael & Geneva L.
The sauce is amazing!! It's a perfect balance of sweet, and spicy with a garlic finish!!
Lake Orion, MI