Salsa makers with local ties see success in Kitchen66 concept

Russell and Meagan Wagner are just trying to keep a little spice in their marriage—and would probably love to put a little spice in your life as well.

Russell and Meagan Wagner have been perfecting their salsa recipe for over ten years.
Russell and Meagan Wagner have been perfecting their salsa recipe for over ten years.

This husband and wife team started making craft fresh salsa at some point, and though it was a hit with family and friends, something major was stopping them from taking it to the next level: access to a commercial kitchen.

That’s where Kitchen66 came in. Kitchen66 is a program that provides all the materials a foodie would need to turn their passion into a real business. A commercial kitchen of course, but also a launch and development program that outlines all the business-side necessities, like start-up costs, a business plan, and revenue management. One-on-one counsel is also offered.

The Wagners own M&R Craft Salsa Co., which produces fresh salsa, offering a crisp combination of Habanero and lime in mild, medium and spicy flavors.

Meagan Wagner, originally from Kellyville, says they follow pretty strict regulations for crafting the popular salsa.

“We do not use any preservatives in our product, and it’s kept cold from start to finish.” she said.

She said that the success of the program has gone beyond her expectations.

“The last two events we’ve participated in we have sold out completely,” she said. “The response has been extremely positive and everyone loves it.”

You can contact M&R Craft Salsa for orders on their site, which you can pick up from Kitchen66 on Saturdays.


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Micah Choquette

Micah Choquette

Micah is the Owner and Publisher of Sapulpa Times.