Native El Paso, Founder and CEO, Sarah Zubiate oversees ZUBI’s, a food company founded by an El Paso native that sustainably produces plant-based, allergen-free Latin dips and salsas.
ZUBI’S, a food company founded by a native El Pasoan, announced Wednesday their national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Council – Southwest (WBENC).
WBENC officials say their standard of certification, as implemented by the Women’s Business Council – Southwest, is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection.
The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by a woman or women.
“We always say ZUBI’S is for everyone – and that doesn’t stop at the salsa and dips we produce,” says Sarah Zubiate, founder and CEO of ZUBI’S.
Zubiate wanted to offer her family healthier, Latin-inspired alternatives, so she created her signature salsa based on her mother’s 60-year-old recipe.
After finding success among her family and friends, she launched ZUBI’S into retailers in 2017.
“Our team remains committed to giving women a seat at the table as leaders, and we are proud to represent the women-owned business community and offer inspiration to aspiring female entrepreneurs with our WBENC certification.”
“By including women-owned businesses among their suppliers, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier diversity programs,” WBENC officials added.
A few quick facts about ZUBI’S:
- ZUBI’S products are widely available across more than 25 states, including Texas-based locations for Whole Foods, Central Market and Costco.
- All ZUBI’S products are not only certified organic, they are also Top-8 Allergen-Free.
- In November 2019, ZUBI’S brought all production in-house to ZUBI Farms, a zero-waste, sustainable, certified organic facility and farm.
ZUBI’S products are widely available in retail stores across more than 25 states, including Texas-based locations for Whole Foods, Central Market and Costco.
Founded in 1997, WBENC is the nation’s leader in women’s business development and the leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, with more than 17,000 certified Women’s Business Enterprises, 14 national Regional Partner Organizations, and more than 350 Corporate Members.
More than 1,000 corporations representing America’s most prestigious brands as well as many states, cities, and other entities accept WBENC Certification.