About us

Mel's Melting Pot is the creation of Darrin DuFord and Melanie Aure, a husband and wife team dedicated to bringing condiments that offer new dimensions of flavor to the dining room table. Their merging of local and international ingredients came about from two powerful forces: their heritages and their passions. Melanie's Filipina heritage and Darrin's French Canadian background swirl together with the couple's love of the multiethnicity of their hometown of Queens, New York, the country's most diverse county. Meanwhile, the fusion of flavors in their condiments benefits from their life passions: Darrin is a travel writer who brings back flavors from around the world, and Melanie is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education and has worked in several fine dining restaurants.