It started with a lawn mower, and ended with an empire.

David Bloom and Mark Schlereth began as casual acquaintances. David ran a landscaping business would regularly handle Mark’s yard work. One day, David brought Mark his family’s green chile recipe. Mark immediately fell in love with it, and convinced David that the recipe belonged on the shelves of supermarkets.

So with $10,000 and support from family and friends, David set out to share his family recipe with the world. He found a commercial kitchen, developed the packaging, got USDA approval, and perfected his recipe. At the end of his money, he took the finished product to Mark and asked him a question that would change his life forever:

“You keep telling me I should market it. Are you ready to put your name and face on it?”


Mark agreed to do exactly that, and the first batch of Stinkin’ Good Green Chile hit the shelves of King Soopers and City Market Stores everywhere in May of 2008. Today, Stinkin’ Good Green Chile is sold in over 300 stores across Colorado. It is currently available at Coors Field. You’ll also find it at Aramark concessions across Colorado. Most recently, it was added to Black-Eyed Pea Colorado and the Mile High Stadium. Even the Original Pancake House has joined the chile fandom, and you can find Stinkin’ Good Green Chile at any of their Colorado, Washington, and Oregon locations.

No matter where or how you find it, Stinkin’ Good makes it easy for anyone to love green chile. All of our products are gluten free and all of them dairy free except for our Queso, and we offer pork, chicken, and vegetarian varieties. Find us at your local supermarket, or order in commercial packs from Sysco Food Services, US Food Services, or Food Services of America!


We’ve made an important commitment to our customers, our community, and ourselves — a commitment to donate a portion of our profits to charities and nonprofit organizations. We also make an effort to help churches, schools, teams, and nonprofits to raise money by selling our chile.

Looking to raise money for a great cause? We want to help! Email us at Community@StinkinGood.com to find out how we can make your next fundraiser a successful one.


The Denver Rescue Mission is changing lives in the name of Christ, and we couldn’t be more excited about their cause! Their mission is to reach out to those in need and help them on a physical and spiritual level. The Denver Rescue Mission stands as one of the oldest full-service Christian charities in the Rocky Mountain region. As a non-denominational organization, none are denied service because of their race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.

Stinkin’ Good Green Chile is very supportive of the Denver Rescue Mission, and we are proud to aid their cause with our donations, time, and chile!

Want to help us make a difference? Show your support by making a donation to the Denver Rescue Mission!

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