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Steve and wife Hathy hope to begin distributing the award-winning barbecue sauce on a nationwide basis to assist more youth in inner cities. A guest cabin at the Fosters' summer home is also named in honor of Grandma Foster. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)

'Labor of love' barbecue sauce benefits inner city youth

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Thoughts of grandma conjure warm memories of notable kitchen creations, coupled with genial hospitality.

Those traits inspired the name for a barbecue sauce that's now energizing taste buds across Midwest - and earning notable culinary awards.


The inception of Grandma Foster's barbecue sauce began incubating from experiences a half century ago on the western tip of Portage Lake.

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