When you are faced with the depleted supply of the primary seafood on your restaurant menus, what do you do? For Steve Phillips, he took matters into his own hands. He heard there was a similar crab to the native Chesapeake Bay blue crab in Asia, so he took a few Maryland watermen overseas to do a survey and the rest is history.
Steve built processing plants in Southeast Asia and began to produce pasteurized crab meat according to his high standards of quality and safety. Thanks to Steve’s vision and foresight, Phillips now has a year-round supply of crab meat and produces an extensive line of crab cakes, seafood soups, appetizers and entrees for thousands of independent restaurants and national chains. Steve keeps his eye on the future, anticipating industry trends and demanding innovation from his research and development team.
Phillips is a global food manufacturer, vertically integrated to ensure a dependable, safe product supply. To provide the highest levels of safety and quality, Phillips owns and manages our own crab, seafood and fish processing plants throughout Southeast Asia as well as our original plant in Hoopers Island, Maryland. This allows us to maintain 100% control over quality and consistency, from water to table.
Phillips Seafood’s retail success story is begging to be told. Phillips’ products are sold in nearly all major markets in the United States, and rank as the #1 brand of 8 oz. pasteurized crab meat, frozen crab cakes and frozen seafood soups in the nation, according to AC Nielsen data.
What started as a small line has grown into an extensive portfolio of crab meat, seafood appetizers, seafood cakes and gourmet seafood soups. The Phillips product range includes authentic family recipes as well as chef-crafted dishes. With an experienced research and development team at the helm, Phillips will launch many exciting new products in coming years, as they continue to expand their retail presence across the United States.