If you’ve ever read the bottle, you know that Secret Aardvark was founded by culinary genius Scott Moritz back in 2004. Though we lost him too soon to pancreatic cancer in 2009, we wanted to spend his birthday, October 28th, celebrating with some photos of him. Enjoy!

Scott’s life in food began when he entered a chili cook-off at age thirteen.
Scott with Salvador Molly’s Great Balls for Fire in 2000.
Scott at a local market in 2003.
Scott in 2006.
Not sharing that caprese salad in 2008.
Enjoying another stellar meal in 2008.