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The Restaurant Connection

The Saraspe family is pleased to work with restaurants, private chefs, specialty popups, and especially small businesses like ourselves. If you have interest in applying for a Wholesale Account, please contact us and a member of our team will reach out with next steps.


Local Catch Network Member: Saraspe Seafoods

"About Saraspe Seafoods The Saraspe family has been servicing the San Diego area since the early 50s. The Saraspe family’s fleet was established in 1952, this was the year Lauro built his first skiff. Unlike the average college student, he fished the early mornings before class. At lunchtime, he would drive around selling that morning’s catch to the restaurants and wholesalers in the area. At the young age of 15, Lauro's son Andy was captaining...

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Chef's Roll

Chef's Roll "Step Into the Kitchen as we see how the 3rd generation fishing family of Saraspe Seafoods brings Chef Luca Abbruzzino beautiful seafood straight from the Pacific for Il Dandy’s Calabrian cuisine that is right in between traditional and gourmet..." See link for more.


One Spot Prawn, Two Dishes, Chef Epic

"One Spot Prawn – Two Dishes Nigiri and Ama Ebi Miso Rob Ruiz is not only one of the best sushi chefs in San Diego, but he also is a strong advocate for sustainable seafood and zero waste practices. We sourced local spot prawns from the Tuna Harbor Dockside Market in San Diego caught by Saraspe Seafoods. These live spot prawns are incredible. The females come packed with the sweetest roe that..."


Edible San Diego

Tanner Saraspe doesn’t dine out much. Late nights don’t mix well with a fisher’s early morning schedule, but when she does, it’s often at Juniper and Ivy.

Her choice of eatery is no coincidence. Saraspe is part of the third-generation fishing family that supplies the Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant with local seafood like spiny lobster, halibut, bluefin tuna, and California spot prawns.


Commitment to San Diego Seafood

Chef Jason McLeod’s Commitment to San Diego Seafood...Tanner Saraspe, who changed her post-college plans to work with her family business, Saraspe Seafoods, is at the market selling her father’s spot prawn catch while he is on the water. At the next booth, Kelli Major, who runs Plan B Sustainable Fisheries with her husband, Dan Major, says the market has revitalized the public’s view of commercial fishing..."

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