Our Hot Sauce is Made Fresh in Idyllwild, California

Our Story

Robertos Foods LLC, a partnership, was formed by Roberto Garcia and Shawna Beamer in in order to market and sell Roberto’s Jalapeño & Olive Oil Hot Sauce and other future ventures. After years of customer requests to have the sauce available outside the restaurant, Roberto hired Shawna Beamer, a friend and local graphic designer to create the logo, label and marketing collateral for the sauce. After successful feedback, they formed Robertos Foods LLC, a partnership to make the dream a reality.

Robert Garcia and Shawna Beamer

Roberto Garcia, 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 Beamer, 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. An Honors Graduate with an Associates from College of the Desert, Shawna is proficient in all aspects of digital design, marketing and mapping and is currently commercial real estate agent for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices CA Properties, a luxury real estate firm in Palm Desert. She also owns Creative Tiger Marketing & Design, a marketing, graphic & web 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 for 8 consecutive years and as a HOA Board Member for Prado Homes in Coachella. She also served as a Board Director for the Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce. A California Women’s State Champion in Trapshooting, Shawna’s competitive nature keeps her focused on the businesses she loves.