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Gertie’s is Truly an Award Winning BBQ Sauce
Gertie’s won the 2009/2010 Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT) award. Since then Kyle has appeared multiple times on television and has had numerous appearances in Toledo papers and publications for the development of this winning BBQ sauce.
Established in 1984
Kyle and Ramona Baker named the sauce (Gertie’s) after Kyle’s mother Vernice Gertrude Baker. Gertie was an outstanding cook that worked as a lead cook for many years. With her southern-style recipes, her cooking quickly became a favorite everywhere she worked! Gertie was very loving, and the best Mother anyone could wish for. Her love of people and her passion for cooking has been put into every jar of Gertie’s award winning BBQ sauce.