NAME: Will Glass

CULINARY SCHOOL AFFILIATION: Johnson & Wales University, North Miami, FL



Will Glass, co-owner and co-founder of HotSugarPop LLC, was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. Will developed a passion for Culinary Arts in high school and attended Johnson & Wales University in North Miami, earning a bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts.

While at Johnson & Wales, Will immersed himself in school activities, becoming a member of the Leadership Team, Special Functions Team, and Collegiate Ambassador Team. After graduation, Will enlisted in the United States Army Reserve as a Food Service Specialist and later commissioned as a Food Service Warrant Officer. Will has multiple overseas and stateside deployments and currently serves as the Food Advisor for the 518 Sustainment Brigade in Knightdale, NC. Will has also worked in several hotels, restaurant, and hospitals on the East Coast.

Will is married to the former Tiffany Templeton and they have three children. Their oldest son Tye has several food allergies and they struggled to find foods for him to eat. However, one of the foods Tye can eat is popcorn. Will and Tiffany popped popcorn for Tye as a snack for his lunch daily and soon began to experiment. Together they developed a recipe for kettle corn, and began sharing it with their friends, family and coworkers. In 2016, Will and Tiffany brought their snack to Fayetteville and in 2018 launched HotSugarPop.

Today HotSugarPop can be found in several stores throughout Fayetteville, online, and the the HotSugarPop’s main location and manufacturing facility at the Cross Creek Mall.


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