The vision of being on every plate in Texas prompted Melissa Pace and her team to launch Smokey Denmark Sausage Company at select H-E-B stores.
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People make memories around food. Native Austinite Melissa Pace has loved preparing home-cooked meals and setting a beautiful table for as long as she can remember. As a young girl, she would plan menus, cook and set the table with her mother, creating wonderful family memories. With that exposure to hospitality, it was a natural progression to buy Smokey Denmark Sausage Company with her husband, Jonathan Pace, in July 1999. Traditionally, Smokey Denmark’s sausage has been enjoyed by generations of Texans around the tables of their favorite local restaurants. The vision of being on every plate in Texas prompted Melissa Pace and her team to pursue retail channels and online sales in addition to food service. In 2019, Smokey Denmark was a finalist in H-E-B’s Quest for Texas Best and Smokey Denmark Sausage is now available at select H-E-B stores. It has always been and will continue to be about helping people make memories around food.