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top quality proteins

Sourcing Top Quality Proteins for Colorado Chefs

Seattle Fish Company is 105 years old, and it’s easy to become sentimental on our history when seeing the recent accomplishments of chefs and restaurants in Colorado. Colorado’s culinary scene is getting noticed, with five restaurants recently earning Michelin stars and dozens more receiving recommendations. The recognized restaurants have to have the best skill, service, and ingredients to become noticed by Michelin. Seattle Fish is honored to have many of the recognized restaurants as customers, and proud to source and distribute top quality proteins to these talented chefs.

Colorado’s food scene has been slowly growing. Seattle Fish Co. has been distributing fresh seafood to the Rocky Mountains since 1918. The story goes that our founder, Mose Iacino, created a system for transporting fresh seafood to the landlocked state of Colorado by packing fresh fish in sawdust and ice to be shipped by railcar from Seattle (hence, naming the company “Seattle Fish Co.”).

Today, fresh and frozen seafood, packed in special shipping containers to preserve quality, is transported into Denver seven days a week from hand-selected suppliers on American coasts and in port cities around the world. Once it arrives in Denver, it is then sent out to over 800 restaurants & retail stores across Colorado, Wyoming, and Idaho.

Colorado has been known to have a progressive food scene, with chefs flocking to the city from both coasts for the opportunity to define their own style of cooking. We are excited by the growth of Colorado’s food scene and look forward to the new restaurants coming to town. We will continue to sustainably source top quality proteins for the Rocky Mountain region.

Congratulations to all the Michelin Guide recognized restaurants and chefs – including,

  • 1 Star Recipients: Bosq, The Wolf’s Tailor, Beckon, Bruto, Frasca Food and Wine
  • Green Star Recipients: Blackbelly Market, Bramble & Hare, Bruto, The Wolf’s Tailor
  • Bib Gourmand status: AJ’s Pit Bar-B-Q, Ash’Kara, Basta, The Ginger Pig, Glo Noodle House, Hop Alley, La Diabla Pozole y Mezcal, Mister Oso, Tavernetta
  • Recommended by Michelin: A5 Steakhouse, Barolo Grill, Dio Mio, Dushanbe Tea House, element 47, Fruition, Hey Kiddo, Guard and Grace, Marco’s Coal Fired, Mawa’s Kitchen, Mercantile Dining & Provision, Mirabelle, Noisette, Oak at Fourteenth, Oliva, Osaki’s, Potager, Prospect, Q House, Safta, Santo, Smok, Splendido, Stella’s Cucina, Sweet Basil, Temaki Den, Wyld, Zoe Ma Ma