Chef Douglas Foss
"I have the best job in the world. I get to play with food all day." -Chef Doug
When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. In Chef Doug's case, you make marinara sauce. In the spring of 2014, Chef Doug sustained a horrific injury. He came dangerously close to losing his leg. Although this was not the case, Chef Doug was left with a permanent disability and nerve damage to his left leg. As the spring turned to summer, Chef Doug turned to what he loves most...cooking.
Marinara is a staple in the Foss household. With the support of his wife, Ally, and his two beautiful children, Axel and Ashley, Chef Doug made a decision to use them as inspiration and create his classic marinara sauce to sell here on Cape Cod. He struggled with a brace and crutches all summer long, but Chef Doug was able to make and jar his famous sauce and sell it at local farmers markets. "We still don't really know how we made it through that summer. And more so, how we have gotten to this point", says Ally. From there, it simply grew into something no one in our family could have predicted. Foss Sauce has now developed quite a following on Cape Cod and has spread to areas off Cape as well. Foss Farms is branching into areas we had never dreamed of going.
Chef Doug continues to work as a food service director at a prestigious private school in Braintree, MA. It is a job he loves and is grateful for every day. On the side, Chef Doug and his wife Ally continue to work and grow their Foss Sauce venture.