Tracey Richardson

Years of Participation

Tracey is Co-Founder & CEO of her family’s specialty food company. Lillie's of Charleston specializes in hot sauces, BBQ sauces and seasoning mixes. This entrepreneurial venture was co-founded in 2001 with her sister, Kellye Wicker, using the recipes of their father’s restaurant in Charleston, SC, called the Rib Shack. After noticing their father was constantly giving away BBQ sauce to customers, these sisters decided they had a winner and they needed to be selling it instead. Turns out that was the truth, because in 2010 and 2021 they won Scovie Awards for their hot mustard BBQ sauce called, “Hab Mussy”.

A self- proclaimed foodie, Tracey combines her love of design and food at her company! Lillie’s of Charleston’s company motto: …may you never feel unwanted, unloved or hungry!