Vy Higginsen grew up in a brownstone in Harlem, NYC. Her father was a Pentecostal minister and her mother operated the family's home as a rooming house. They received guests from the South, the Caribbean and from India. Since the brownstone only had one kitchen, the guests would take turns making their favorite dishes. Afterwards, everyone would eat and sing! While reminiscing with friends Kevin and Felicia Lewis, they wanted to create something that would evoke the sights, sounds, flavors and smells of her youth. They put together ingredients and flavors until they found the right recipe creating Mama’s One Sauce.