PHILADLEPHIA (WPVI) -- Jacob Trinh likes to dance in the kitchen. A year ago he was an aspiring chef hoping to earn a Michelin star during his career.
After helping open Vernick at the Four Seasons, Trinh stepped away from the kitchen for the first time in nearly a decade.
He worked at his parent's Auto Tag store until the pandemic shut down that business.
During his time at home, he reignited his passion for cooking by making xo sauce, a luxury Chinese condiment.
After positive feedback from friends and family, he has turned it into a business making sauces.
He sells a traditional xo sauce made with dried seafood ingredients and a vegan version made with New Jersey mushrooms. He also makes a variety of fermented hot sauces, with his items available for purchase on his Instagram page.