Growing up in a small town just outside of Fargo, my experience with “seafood” was like that of many Midwesterners. It was mainly Tuna Hotdish, Fish Sticks and the occasional Walleye or Northern Pike that graced our dinner table. In 1999 I studied in the UK where I met my beautiful wife whose seafood experience was much more varied than my own. She introduced me to the flavors of fresh grilled Sardines, Mackerel, Snapper and Herrings. Promising her riches, prosperity, and a life of ease I convinced her to marry me in 2004. After her arrival in the US, and before she could discover my deception, I did away with her passport thereby securing our future together. We’ve made Fargo our home since then.
Our family of two grew to three in 2011 with the addition of our little princess Tabitha. At the time Bee was working as a Business Analyst in a local business benefits company. Rock Star though she was, she knew she wanted more than a 9 to 5. Throwing caution to the wind, she parted ways with a guaranteed pay check to become the brains (and beauty) behind our first business together.
Our family set out on this exciting voyage in the spring of 2013 with the start of Off The Hook Seafood. We began by bringing quality seafood to hungry folks working in the oil fields in the western part of ND. We spent countless hours establishing relationships with sources on the East, West and Gulf coasts to supply the top-quality products we pride ourselves on. As our customer base grew, we added new locations throughout the state generating a strong following in Bismarck, Minot, Dickinson and Grand Forks just to name a few. We realized that while we were serving customers throughout North Dakota we were missing an opportunity to serve our friends and neighbors right here in Fargo. We resolved to change that and in July of 2016 we opened Deep Blue Seafood, Fargo’s first and only Seafood Market and now we’re offering catering and events.