Our Hot Sauce is Made Fresh in Idyllwild, California

Our Story

Robertos Foods was formed by friends and business partners, Roberto and Shawna, in order to market and sell the affectionately known "Green Sauce". After years of customer requests to make the sauce available outside the restaurant, Roberto collaborated with Shawna, a local graphic designer to create the logo, label and marketing collateral for the sauce. After successful feedback, they formed Robertos Foods to make the dream a reality.

Robert Garcia and Shawna Beamer

Roberto, Owner & Partner

Roberto, a native of Guadalajara, Mexico, relocated to Hemet, California in 1995 and started working at the family-owned La Casita Mexican Restaurant in the neighboring mountain town of Idyllwild, California with his aunt and uncle. He later bought The Squirrel’s Nest Restaurant in 1999 where he started serving his signature jalapeño sauce, a recipe originally created by his family back in Guadalajara. Shortly after, he resumed ownership and management of La Casita, where you will find him today serving the delicious sauce. Robert has been in the restaurant business for over 25 years.

Shawna, Owner & Partner

A native of Palm Springs, California, Shawna became interested in the design arts in the late 1990's, while working as an assistant designer and marketing manager for several real estate and interior design firms. Shawna, proficient in all aspects of digital design, marketing and mapping is currently commercial real estate agent for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices CA Properties, a luxury real estate firm in Palm Desert. She also owns a marketing and design company she founded in 2008.

Shawna has participated in many Palm Springs area functions over the years. She has served as the Director of Technical Services for the Commercial Broker Forum in Palm Desert, an HOA Board Member in Coachellam a Board Director for the Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce and most recently on the committee for Desert Area Commercial Information Exchange. A California Women’s State Champion in Trapshooting, Shawna’s competitive nature keeps her focused on the businesses she loves.