Sustainable Seafood Suppliers: The Secret to Fresh New Orleans Seafood

September 9, 2020 at 6:00 AM
new orleans' preferred seafood suppliers

You’ve likely seen more than a few restaurants boast that they have the best seafood in town, whether that town is New Orleans or in a land-locked district hundreds of miles away. And while these restaurants may be right, not every restaurant offers the same sustainable and delicious seafood that New Orleans’ preferred seafood supplier offers.

One of the most important things about offering the best seafood in New Orleans is that to serve the city for years to come, restaurants must have a steady, reliable supply of seafood. But at the rate at which some suppliers deplete the sea of fish and seafood, that’s just not possible. Tommy’s is different. Here’s how we’re doing our part to make sure New Orleans’ restaurants have the fresh catch they need to serve the community.

Sustainability is the key

There’s no way around it: our oceans are warming and overfishing is an issue off the shores of New Orleans as it is off the coast of California and the North Atlantic. Tommy’s understands that, in order to steadily provide our clients with the freshest catch, there must be enough seafood available. We can’t do this if we neglect sustainable fishing practices.

By following sustainable practices, we’ve been able to provide New Orleans restaurants with top-tier seafood for nearly 40 years, and we plan to continue offering our same unrivaled services for another four decades and beyond.

Facilities for unmatched production

Beyond a dedication to sustainable practices, Tommy’s 30,000 square-foot processing facility is the heart of our operation. We’re able to process many types of seafood to keep our clients and their customers satisfied. Some of our most sought-after offerings include:

  • Wild-caught, head-on and head-off shrimp
  • Live blue crab
  • Frozen blue crab
  • Oyster shell stock
  • Shucked oyster meat
  • Crab cakes
  • Shrimp cakes
  • Entress
  • Sauces

Customization for your operation

Many of our clients rely on custom packages of our products to serve up the best seafood in New Orleans, and we’re happy to do the same for you. Whether you’re looking for bulk orders of crab, oysters, and shrimp, or you need only a few of our processed foods like crab cakes and sauces, we can create a custom order for your operation. If you’re not sure how much you need or have any questions and want to know more about our offerings, don’t hesitate to reach out to us to learn more.

Seafood processing innovation

One of the key reasons Tommy’s is able to deliver consistently delicious and high-quality seafood is our freezing process. More than a decade ago, Tommy realized that a better and more efficient freezing process was in order. After tweaking the freezing method, Tommy’s now converts CO2, freezing it at -90°F, which departs from traditional freezing methods. This pioneering freezing method is what allows our products to maintain the freshest, highest quality possible.

Turn to Tommy’s for your seafood

For nearly 40 years, Tommy’s has maintained the reputation as one of New Orleans’ leading seafood suppliers. Trust Tommy’s with your seafood needs, and find out why we offer the freshest, most sustainable seafood in New Orleans.