Carolina Classics Catfish Inc
Address: 7178 Nc 11 S, Ayden, NC 28513, United States
Phone: +1 252-746-2818
Carolina Classics Catfish was founded in 1985 as North America’s premium catfish producer. From our first season, we have sought partner-distributors around the world who serve the finest quality seafood to discerning consumers, and that’s who we serve to this day.
Carolina Classics Catfish is the only fully integrated producer of U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish. We’re involved in all phases of aquaculture, from feed-milling, hatchery, farming, and processing, to sales and distribution. Since 1985, we have provided customers with quick and consistent service in delivering the freshest, premium quality farm-raised catfish available by following our company’s motto of Freshness, Quality, & Consistency.
Our Fish are harvested and transported live to our processing plant daily. We’re on the phone before the fish arrive, taking your fresh catfish order and shipping it to you that very day. Carolina Classics Catfish arrives at most East Coast destinations within one day of processing your order. So you’ll receive fish that were swimming just a matter of hours earlier. We provide faster, more frequent deliveries than any other supplier. You’ll not only offer your consumers the freshest farm-raised catfish available on the market today, you’ll experience order flexibility, more inventory turns, and less shrink.
Carolina Classics Catfish was among the first American fish processors to volunteer to write and operate a USDC-managed HACCP plan, beginning in 1993. Today we manage a detailed quality control system, which meets the requirements for both a USDC and an FDA HACCP plan. These systems assure that our products are prepared in a safe and healthy manner.
As a vertically integrated company, Carolina Classics Catfish maintains strict control of the entire production system. From pond to plate we mill our own feed, operate our own hatchery, then raise, process and deliver premium quality catfish to you year round.
Carolina Classics Catfish offers premium seafood products you’ll find in select grocery stores, seafood outlets, and served at some of our nation’s finest restaurants.
Carolina Classics Original Catfish
Carolina Classics Original Catfish is a mild flavored, white-meat fish that cooks well in any recipe. Its delicate flavor makes it a hit with just about everyone, including kids and even adults who are not typically fish eaters.
Our catfish is available in a variety of cuts, with the most popular being the fillet. We remove all bones, and hand-trim a piece of lean, tender white meat you can cook to perfection in 10 minutes or less. Our fillet strips are bite-sized strips of boneless fillet meat, perfect for stir-fries, kabobs, or fish sticks. Our catfish nuggets are a value cut – boneless portions of white meat perfect for breading, frying, chowders and stews. We also sell a whole-dressed catfish, bones and all.
Many of our partner-distributors sell Carolina Classics Catfish products from a full-service seafood counters, and may not label the product with our brand. Be sure to ask if they sell Carolina Classics Catfish the next time you visit the seafood counter. Please visit our Where To Find Our Catfish page to see the retailers and restaurants near you that carry Carolina Classics Catfish.
Carolina Classics Natural Catfish
For discerning customers, who want to know their food is raised naturally in the spirit of organic farming, Carolina Classics raises the only Natural farmed catfish available*. Carolina Classics Natural Catfish is raised under environmentally friendly conditions with additional integrated production specifications for the most natural product possible.
It begins on our farms, where selected family farmers choose to raise their fish in clear, freshwater ponds without use of antibiotics or synthetic farming chemicals. The setting is the coastal plain of North Carolina, where the climate is tempered by the Gulf Stream and farmland is surrounded by forest in a very rural setting. These farmers have ties to their environment that dates back generations, so they take special care to minimize any impact on local land and water by using simple and natural methods of farming. We are the only catfish company certified by a third-party inspection process to verify our commitment to sustainably produce and package the highest quality natural fish possible.