Tyla-Simone Crayton is the fifteen-year-old CEO of Sienna Sauce out of Houston, Texas. The young foodie relocated from Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn to the Sienna Plantation area of Texas, hence the brand name Sienna Sauce. In an effort to recreate a flavor of sauce she missed from back home, she experimented and stirred up some flavors that she enjoyed far superior! Tyla-Simone has always had a creative spirit and decided that selling sauce would be a great idea; and in the spring of 2017, she launched Sienna Sauce from her home kitchen.
The company currently has grown in flavors. Since launching, Sienna Sauce has already been recognized for its taste and quality. The brand participated, and won, “Best Sauce” in the 2018 and 2019 Sauce-A-Holic Fest, competing against 15 competitive brands!
The young CEO says the sauce is multi-purpose and can be used on anything! It’s great on meat, fish and vegetables.
Tyla-Simone is an honor student at Ridge Point High School receiving awards in academic excellence and critical thinking. Outside of the classroom she plays basketball, is a member of the student council, serves as a board member of the Black History Club, a member of the American Sign Language Club (ASL), and she is a community volunteer.
Tyla-Simone has been interviewed on NowThis, Inside Edition, Pickler&Ben Show, ABC 13 Houston, C-Span, KPRC-TV-Channel 2, Houston Chronicle, 97.9 The Box, 93.7 The Beat and by countless food bloggers and influencers.
When she is not studying, filling orders, or promoting her brand Tyla- Simone enjoys spending time with her friends, her mother and her dog Chloe. Her motto is “Live, Love and Sauce it up!”