Sobresmesa’s Ají Amarillo Crowdfunding Launch

Ají Sobremesa is here!


Sobremesa Supper Club held a menu tasting this past Sunday at Longroom in celebration of their Aji Amarillo crowdfunding launch. The culinary art collective – formed by Efren, Mayra, Sandra, Gabriel and Felipe – which has been creating food centered social project dinners in Chicago since 2012, decided to finally make their infamous Ají amarillo sauce available to everyone.


What is Ají Sobremesa?
Ají Sobremesa is a flavorful, versatile hot sauce made from Peruvian yellow peppers. It can be used as an ingredient, a dip, or to ramp up the flavor and heat of all your favorite dishes and snacks. Consistent with Sobremesa’s commitment to their community, the sauce is 100% natural, non-GMO and has no added preservatives.

Help make Ají Sobremesa a reality…
Sobremesa is raising $20,000.00 to help accelerate production and ensure distribution of Ají Sobremesa. Check out the campaign details here.

The funds will be distributed as follows…

  • Production, packaging, and delivery of first batch of Ají Sobremesa from Perú to the United States.
  • City and state permits that will allow us to sell Ají Sobremesa directly to you, to retailers, and at events.
  • Website design and development with e-commerce capabilities so you can purchase Ají Sobremesa directly from us.

Special perks available for supporters include…

  • Initial access to our very first batch of Ají Sobremesa + a very special recipe book with inspiration on how to enjoy Ají Sobremesa.
  • Cooking classes with Chef Moya for you + 3 friends.
  • Food tours of Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood with Sobremesa’s own Efren Candelaria.
  • Special Sobremesa dinner events for your and your friends.

Sobremesa continues… 

“The Impact
We truly believe that Ají Sobremesa is a hot sauce unlike any other in the US today. For 3 years, everyone who has tried it has loved it. Your contribution will help others discover this amazing sauce, and it will also help establish a company that is committed to sourcing the ingredients and sauce in a responsible way. You will also be supporting a 100% Latino/a owned business that is committed to helping and building the community in which it lives and operates.

Risks & Challenges
Sobremesa Supper Club is an established food project and Ají Sobremesa is a reality. Every dollar you invest in the company will go towards helping us accelerate the production and distribution of this sauce. However, risks do exist: not raising enough capital could impact our ability to make the sauce available quickly, get all needed permits, etc… It is important for us to keep the momentum of Sobremesa Supper Club going, and make this sauce available to people who are looking for new hot sauce experiences and are interested in discovering Latin flavors.

This team is committed to Ají Sobremesa. The same effort and passion that helped drive the success of Sobremesa Supper Club will be behind our launch of Ají Sobremesa.

Other Ways You Can Help
Every contribution is appreciated.  If you can’t contribute monetarily, your help in sharing the information is more than we can ask for.

Please share this link with all your friends on social media to spread the love for Ají Sobremesa. Also, please follow us on Facebook ( and Instagram ( to stay updated on upcoming events. We would love to see you in any of our events in Chicago, talk about food, have Efren give you a hug, and of course – enjoy the heat responsibly!

Go to and support our campaign.”