Tyla-Simone Crayton is a 16-year-old home-schooled teen entrepreneur from Houston. She is the CEO of Sienna Sauce, which started in April 2017. Crayton created the recipe for her special secret sauce when she was just 8 years old. Now, she is selling the award-winning sauce in over 60 retail stores, online, and through 90 distributors across the U.S. and earns an estimated $8,000 a month. Crayton grew up in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, and then relocated to the Sienna Plantation area of Texas, hence the brand name Sienna Sauce. In an attempt to recreate the flavor of sauce she missed from back home, she replicated a similar sauce. This home-based company offers three flavors, which are Sweet & Tangy, Spicy, and Lemon Pepper.
Since launching, Sienna Sauce has already been recognized for its rich taste and quality. The brand participated, and won “Best Sauce,” in the 2018 and 2019 Sauce-A-Holic Fest, competing against 15 other brands.