Although our headquarters has been based in southern California since 1939, we are proud to own and operate additional facilities all over the southwestern United States.
Delivery Reach: We’re Everywhere You Need Us to Be
We operate out of Los Angeles, San Diego, and Atascadero, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Phoenix, Arizona; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and through our joint venture, Ethos Seafood Group, Chicago, Illinois.
Add in our SMS Chef Express program, delivering fresh or frozen seafood anywhere in the United States, and our ability to reach ever buyer is assured!
Facilities: Designed for Excellence
Exceptional seafood begins with expert sourcing, handling, and processing.
At Santa Monica Seafood Company, our facilities are designed for safety, freshness, and unsurpassed quality. We’re not just the largest seafood-only distributor in the southwestern United States – we’re also the best.
Our efficient preparation and packaging processes get seafood from our various locations to your establishment in the shortest amount of time, retaining the freshness and quality we pride ourselves on.
Delivering fresh seafood from a safe environment requires strict attention to detail – and strict adherence to standards, policies, and procedures.
To that end, we employ a Total Quality Management program to ensure only the freshest seafood enters and leaves our facilities. We employ a careful system of checks and balances, including:
- Routine product inspections, to certify proper storage and handling
- Documentation requirements, including origin and chain of custody information
- Strict oversight of processors by on-site supervisors
- Caps on employee shifts to reduce fatigue- and stress-related workplace accidents
- Equipment and space cleaning using stringent Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) protocols
Our satellite locations share this tight focus on not just food safety but best business practices.
Locally Caught Product: Santa Monica Seafood’s Welcoming Arms
Santa Monica Seafood’s integration of Morro Bay Fish on the Central Coast and Chesapeake Fish in San Diego has provided immeasurable assistance ensuring the long-term survival of our local California fisheries. Both Chesapeake and Morro Bay Fish have now fully joined the Company as fellow missionaries in the quest to protect our coastal fishing resources.
Without the support these two entities provide to our local fishing fleets (storage, offloading, ice, bait, primary buyers, etc.), the fisheries would almost certainly be lost. Santa Monica Seafood is an enormous reason locally-caught product now has a welcome place to find a good home – and always will.