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A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT
Since 1976, Guidry’s Catfish has been providing the highest quality product to an entire nation of seafood lovers. People tell us all the time that they can literally taste the difference, which should come as no surprise because we have our own patented equipment and state of the art processing and food safety protocols.
We have been grateful for the support of our grocers, restaurants, and wholesalers, and we could do none of it without our dedicated team of truckers, farmers, and processing team members. Going into our 45th year of business, we simply want to say “thank you” to everyone who makes this company what it is today.
Jason Guidry | President
MEET YOUR GUIDRY'S CATFISH TEAM
SINCE 1976, GUIDRY'S CATFISH HAS BEEN THE INDUSTRY STANDARD FOR FRESH CATFISH.
At Guidry’s we buy our catfish from 40 of the most respected and trusted farmers in the catfish industry. We are also a vertically integrated processor. We own and operate our own catfish ponds. With the most recent farm purchase being in May of 2014, Guidry’s now owns and manages roughly 1,200 acres in a region of the Mississippi Delta known for growing the finest catfish on Earth. Our farms employ only the most experienced and knowledgeable individuals who maintain the same high quality standards that are set at our processing facility in Louisiana. We are very involved in the day to day operations of our three catfish farms, visiting them weekly.
Guidry’s Catfish, Inc. had its beginnings in 1975 in the delta wetlands of the Atchafalaya Basin where Bobby and Debbie Guidry first placed catfish traps as a means of earning extra income. In 1976, after doing thorough research on the catfish industry, Bobby Guidry took a step into the future and began processing U.S. farm-raised catfish.
Processing out of a 20’x20’ building, the Guidry’s, along with a handful of family members and several close neighborhood friends, would work all day and into the night to process the 4,000 or so pounds of farm raised catfish they had trucked in each day.
A lot has changed since those days and Guidry’s now employs over 180 people and operates out of a 100,000 square foot state of the art facility. Some things, however, have remained the same. Dedication to excellence, providing, consistent premium U.S. farm-raised catfish products at fair prices, and building and maintaining strong customer relationships; these founding principles have been and continue to be the practices that drive Guidry’s Catfish, Inc.
Guidry’s 100,000 square foot processing facility and cold storage is located at 1093 Henderson Hwy. in Henderson, Louisiana. Our facility uses a combination of state of the art machinery and specially trained individuals to process catfish on 11 production lines. Our processing equipment is some of the latest available in terms of technology and processing technique. We can monitor and adjust certain aspects within the production process and programs alert management when there is a problem or error somewhere on the production line. This allows for better portion control and a more consistent sizing of our premium catfish cuts.
The whole production process, from live product to packaged (fresh or frozen), can take less than 30 minutes.
Now that is FRESH!