NAFCO and Congressional Seafood Owner Inducted Into Hall of Fame
Pearlman is the majority owner and President of both NAFCO Wholesale Fish Dealers and Congressional Seafood Company, Inc., both headquartered in Jessup, Maryland.
Pearlman started off his career in the food industry in the meat business in 1973. He moved from beef and pork into seafood, buying a small seafood company called NAFCO in 1991. After establishing himself with retail chains and institutional distributors, Pearlman expanded the business into the world of fine dining and gourmet markets by opening Congressional Seafood in 1996. In 2003 he started a retail line of pre-packaged seafood under the label, Baltimore Crab Company.
Since then, NAFCO and Congressional have become valued partners in delivering the best product to the region’s stores and chefs. Pearlman’s commitment to providing fresh, high-quality, sustainable seafood to the mid-Atlantic region is evident in the company’s state-of-the-art, SQF certified processing facility, which opened in 2015, located next to the Maryland Seafood Market in Jessup.
Pearlman is the father of four grown children and 11 grandchildren.
Pearlman joins such notable members of the Maryland Food Industry Hall of Fame as Frank Perdue of Perdue Farms, and Brice and Shirley Phillips, founders of Phillips Seafood.
The Maryland Food Industry Hall of Fame is hosted by the Maryland Food Dealers Council. The event was held at Martins West in Baltimore, and sponsored by the Maryland Retailers Association and Best-Met Food World.
About NAFCO & Congressional Seafood Company
NAFCO is the largest regional seafood distributor in the mid-Atlantic, serving retail chains and institutional distributors with a full line of fresh, frozen, canned, smoked, salted and live seafood. Its sister company, Congressional Seafood Co., is also considered one of the region’s best suppliers of top quality seafood providing the freshest products to area chefs and restaurants. Both are located at the Maryland Seafood Market in Jessup, Maryland and conveniently situated along the I-95 corridor. Learn more about NAFCO at nafcofish.com and Congressional Seafood at congressionalseafood.com.