BLiS is the result of one chef’s passion to handcraft unique, sustainable, naturally sourced gourmet food ingredients that inspire chefs and discerning home cooks around the world.
The BLiS Gourmet line consists of bourbon barrel aged sauces and wild caught domestic roes handcrafted in Grand Rapids. As the pioneer in bourbon barrel aging, Steve has unique access to bourbon barrels that are over 20 years old, which provide an extraordinary taste experience.
Meet Steve and the Team
Steve Stallard is the innovative chef behind the brand.
Steve is an expert in the culinary arts with training that extends around the world, including the Culinary Institute of America, Taillevent Restaurant of Paris, Greenbrier, Dow and The Amway Grand Plaza.
Realizing there were ingredients missing in his kitchens, Steve began to develop chef-driven, unique ingredients to finish his dishes. He first produced flavored domestic roes and eventually began crafting bourbon barrel maple syrup and BLiS Gourmet was born.
(L-R) Jason: Barrel Coordinator, Sarah: VP Business Development & Eric: Barrel Coordinator
“B.L.i.S” is an acronym for “Because Life is Short”. This has been Chef Steve's motto since he was 17 and in Burgundy, surrounded by grand crus and the finest food. Life is short - treat yourself and eat well!
When looking to enhance the flavor of food and the quality of your meals, nothing is better than BLiS syrups, vinegars and sauces. Great for cooks of all levels, everyone loves the versatility of use and the richness and depth of flavor in each BLiS product.