This Is

Our Story

It all began in 1892

when the original Paul Piazza began selling shrimp, fish and wild game in New Orleans’ French Market. As his reputation for quality grew, he upgraded to his own permanent stall in the famous market.​

Over the years, the business grew and expanded to what now occupies a full square block in the historic area of New Orleans.

Ironically, the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 is what fueled the company’s largest and most strategic expansion to-date.

New Orleans street with pedastrians and cars shaded by trees and historic buildings with balconies. Piazza's truck from the company's beginnings
 

A Standard of Excellence
That Has Endured.

In the words of Kristen Baumer, current President and great-grandson of Paul Piazza, “We looked at the storm’s destruction as an opportunity to not only rebuild but to reinvent our company by strengthening our sourcing capabilities and expanding our production capabilities to become the number one source for Premium Wild-Caught Gulf Shrimp.”

Worker weaving sustainable fish net Gloved man handling frozen fresh shrimp Shrimp with ice

The aftermath of Katrina brought youth, energy and a new focus to the Company. The original New Orleans plant was updated, and the family spearheaded expansion to a state-of-the-art, 40,000 square foot facility in Delcambre, Louisiana – about two hours southwest of New Orleans, central to the entire Gulf and near additional fleets of shrimp fishermen. The company enhanced its sourcing relationships, becoming more vertically integrated, expanded product lines and more than doubled production capacity while upgrading overall quality.

As one of the largest, vertically integrated shrimp processors and suppliers in the U.S., we process more than 30 million pounds annually of Premium, Wild-Caught, Gulf of Mexico shrimp.

The Company is proud to count among its customers many of the largest broadline Foodservice Distributors, Specialty Seafood Distributors, Wholesale Distributors and Retailers in the U.S.

The Nation's Largest Foodservice Distribution Network

The Nation's Largest Wholesaler to Retail Food Stores

The Nation's Largest Member-Owned Buying Group for Retail and Foodservice

News from PP&S.

Leaders in Sustainability

May 2019

We strongly believe in preserving the waters of our Gulf of Mexico for now and the future, for our industry and for our families, neighbors...

Our Story Starts

May 2019

The story of Paul Piazza & Son started in the bustling French Quarter of New Orleans more than a century ago, when our founder and...

The Process

May 2019

Throughout that journey, quality control is consistently maintained, assuring you of the best tasting, freshest catch.

Relationship with the Docks

May 2019

We are proud of our relationship with our fleets, our fishermen and our docks. Vertical integration means knowing our shrimp’s story from the waters...