Adam R. Cox
  • 46, Male
  • Portland, OR
  • United States
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What best describes my company
Career Advancement, Discovering New Food, Finding Investors, Investing, Learning, Making Friends, Networking, Organic Foods
Personal Quote
Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then chose the way with all his strenght. -hasidic saying
SaucyRubs, LLC was launched in early 2008 by Adam R. Cox in Portland Oregon. It has always been a dream of Adam’s to get into the food business and share his passion with others. From an early age Adam was always in the kitchen (or BBQ) with his family (including Aunts, Uncles, and Grandparents).

BBQing’ steaks, fish & chicken out on the family BBQ or whipping up pancakes at the cabin in the morning Adam always was into cooking. This progressed into being a Grill cook in Yellowstone& Teton National Parks for three summers and working through college @ the University of Montana food service.

Finding his passion was in food, Adam went to Western Culinary Institute in Portland, OR. After graduation he worked at the Four Seasons Olympic Hotel in Seattle, helped open Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, WA and Shilo Inns in Yuma, AZ.

During this time and after his venture into the Technology field, he never lost his creativity and kept trying new foods, flavors and ingredients.

During a 2006 BBQ class with Paul Kirk, he realized that combining spices for the backyard BBQ was a great combination of his skills and he wanted to share it with everyone. During the class his team “3 men and a smoker” won 3rd place for both Ribs and Chicken. In 2008 he came back and won with his team “Butt smugglers” 1st in Brisket, 2nd in Pork Butt, 4th in Chicken and 8th in Ribs while taking 2nd overall as Reserved Champions!

Adam upped his game with testing and tasting! He puts on an annual event out in the woods for and with all his guy friends. It is there he plays with food and tests out his ideas.

SaucyRubs was cooking slowly as all good ideas during this time. Adam finally decided that using the flavors that are normally not seen on the BBQ market and circuit while combining the basics. Expect good Smokey flavors with a twist, nice tangy citrus with succulent fruit and for those who love heat, expect HOT SPICEY greatness with down home goodness.
Years in the Industry
10 years in Food 15 in Techincal Sales/Training/Account Management

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At 2:38am on March 22, 2010,
Paul Paz
What up? Haven;t heard form you in a while!
Hope you are well.
At 9:17am on August 13, 2009, Michael L. Atkinson said…
Hey Adam, thanks for the note. I've been on the road promoting FohBoh and securing new partners that will bring more value to our members. Business productivity and social media programs and services are up next. Keep in touch!
At 10:33am on August 5, 2009,
Alyson Mar, RD
Hi Adam,

Thanks for the connection. Your sauce company looks like a great one to start from scratch. Hope to see you around here.

At 6:22pm on April 13, 2009, Mary White-Cornell said…
Hi Adam -

Hope all is well. I need your advice - I'm looking for a marketing gig in the Seattle area (local store marketing is my specialty). I can see that you are well connected and just wondered if you might have any ideas about who I should contact.

Thanks in advance for your help. Mary
At 11:00am on March 6, 2009, Craig Priebe said…
Hi Adam
Today is the Deadline!
Here's an opportunity- won't take but a moment and it's fun...
- go here-
-and vote for #F06 Cherry Almond Truffles - vote only once and pass it on to all of your friends
I am a finalist in a big video recipe contest and I need your votes to win
deadline is Friday March 6
Craig Priebe
"Grilled Pizzas & Piadinas"
At 4:34am on January 22, 2009, Thumbbook said…
Happy 2009 Adam!
At 7:01am on January 10, 2009, Andy Swingley said…
Where have you been? Haven't heard from you in a month of Sundays! I hope you are doing well and living life fully!

At 9:30pm on January 5, 2009, Matt Milletto said…
Hey Adam,

How bout this crazy Portland snow? Hope you had a great holiday, and here's to a successful 2009!

- Matt
At 8:43am on December 3, 2008,

On behalf of everyone here at FohBoh, we want to thank you for being a member and taking part in this active, exciting community!

Just wanted to drop you a line to let you know that you’re a featured member today. If you haven’t already, take a moment to write up a new blog post in your blog, start a discussion or join one of our fantastic groups. A great way to dive right into the community is by asking questions to the group, especially in the discussion section.

Once again, thanks for joining the FohBoh community. We look forward to hearing more from you!

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At 9:40pm on November 19, 2008,
Dana A. Romero
I wanted to personally invite you to join our discussions in regards to cheeses at the Cheese Group on FohBoh. Every week we introduce a new cheese and invite you to find it in your area, buy it, try it and then dicuss it with us. We could use someone like yourself who could give us some good, positive feedback.

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Food Handler's Card

FYI: I just re-passed my food handler's card test. I am now valid to touch food for three years. Since I had not been in the industry for awhile, it's good to know that my knowledge is still where it needs to be. I did not even study and I passed!!

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: agreement or harmony of parts or features to one another or a whole.

A leader must exhibit consistency at all times, even when alone. This process will allow a leader to show others that through their actions others will be satisfied with what is being presented.

Being consistent within customer service in a restaurant, retail establishment, or manufacturing will drive standards and expectations to be created and… Continue

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