our Story


Sauced & Found

I am Kristin. I used to be a no-nonsense civil servant in Washington DC. One summer several years ago I went on vacation to Positano, where I met an older gentleman from the area named Giuseppe. Three years later, I quit my job at the Department of Homeland Security, moved to Europe and married him, sort of in that order.

I started Sauced & Found as a way to connect with old friends and new and share regional Italian recipes I picked up along the way. It was my sincerest hope that Sauced & Found would simply be a way for me to avoid becoming the clichéd American wife of a Southern Italian man named Peppe. Whether or not, I have been successful to that end, is anyone’s guess.

Sauced & Found has since evolved into a one-stop boutique food and travel services company. We offer customizable food and wine tours throughout the Region of Campania which includes Napoli, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. Particularly we showcase local talent in the fields of food and wine production including mozarella pullers, wine and limoncello makers and San Marzano tomato growers.

When I first moved to the Amalfi Coast, I was completely lost. Slowly, I learned Italian and Neapolitan and met many friends in the food and wine industry along the way. Many of these friends have since become my trusted partners in this region. A region that with its rich volcanic soil and dedicated contadini farmers, offers some of the most famous exports in the world, including buffalo mozzarella, San Marzano Tomatoes, Falanghina wine not to mention pizza and Sophia Loren.

In addition to organizing food and wine tours across Napoli and the Amalfi Coast, Sauced & Found provides onsite private chef services and cooking classes to clients across Campania. Working with our team of locally trained chefs, we create custom menus sourcing the freshest local ingredients from our friends and colleagues in Napoli and the Amalfi and Sorrentine Coasts. The Region of Campania is our passion and we share that in every capacity with our clients who learn to love the region as much as we do.