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Seattle Fish Company Welcomes Corporate R&D Chef, Peter Rauen


Seattle Fish Company Hires Corporate R&D Chef 

Experienced R&D Production Chef to boost meal kit and value-added product development.

DENVER, CO – OCT 22, 2020 –  Seattle Fish Company is pleased to announce that chef Peter Rauen has been hired as the company’s Corporate Research and Development Chef. Rauen will join the company’s growing Value-Added Team and hold primary responsibility for the creation and implementation of consumer-facing ready-to-heat meal kits and value-added items. Chef Rauen is a professional chef by trade with additional relevant expertise having served as the Denver Regional Chef & Brands Manager with U.S. Foodservice and Production Chef/Business Development for a gourmet and specialty company in Denver. Rauen has also partnered with Seattle Fish Company in the past as a consultant, and helped to create one of their first branded products, Seattle Fish Co. Southwest Shrimp Empanadas.  

 “We are excited to have a chef of Peter’s caliber and character join our team to augment our growth around the creation of value-added products”, says CEO Derek Figueroa. “Consumers are increasingly demanding more composed and convenient items. Growing our ability to quickly innovate and implement enables Seattle Fish to provide new solutions for our customer that meet our consumers where they are at.”  

Seattle Fish Company has invested and seen growth of valued-added and market made items during the pandemic, and expects this shift in consumer demand to continue. Transforming ingredients into ready-to-eat or heat meals provides important and convenient options for consumers. By eliminating barriers to preparation, the company seeks to increase seafood consumption. Seafood is a nutritious and environmentally friendly protein, and allows Seattle Fish Company to deliver on their Leadership Aspiration, to Lead the Growth of Sustainable Seafood Consumption.  

About Seattle Fish Company 

Seattle Fish Company is a third-generation family owned company and Colorado based business, proudly serving the Rocky Mountain region and surrounding states for over a century. Recognized for playing a major role in making fresh seafood available in the Rocky Mountain region; Seattle Fish Company transports and distributes sustainable seafood and gourmet provisions daily from around the world, providing products of the highest quality to over 1,400 restaurants and retailers. Seattle Fish Co.  is dedicated to fostering sustainable fishing practices, including supporting local aquaculture farms, as well as fishery improvement projects around the world, ensuring that seafood as a healthful protein is available for all, for generations to come. For more information, please visit Seattle Fish Company’s website at 

Media Contact 

Taylor Laitsch   

Communications and Marketing Manager 

Seattle Fish Company