M F Foley Fish Company is “a great catch,” according to Marriott International’s Boston MA-area hotels that nominated the local fish supplier for the company’s Diverse Supplier of the Year award.
The 104-year old, fourth-generation, family-owned business with processing facilities in Boston and New Bedford MA was recognized for exceptional customer service, competitive pricing, and product quality.
Owners Laura Foley Ramsden and husband Peter are continuing a century-old legacy for quality, all-natural fish that began with Laura’s great-grandfather, M F Foley, who launched the company in 1906. Foley Fish is committed to sustainable seafood, participating in fishery management since the early 1990s. It is the only fish processor to serve on both the National Marine Fisheries Northeast Groundfish Advisory Panel and Highly Migratory Species Panel.
Training and education are also an important mission that began when Laura’s father, Mike Foley, established the Foley School of Fish, accredited by the American Culinary Federation Educational Institute. The three-day seminar gives Foley customers a behind-the-scenes look at the fish industry from hook to skillet. Customers attend fish auctions, visit fishing vessels, tour Foley’s processing plants, participate in comparative taste tests, and attend classroom sessions on seafood fundamentals from sustainability to seasonality and perishability.
Marriott was recently named among the Top 20 Companies for Women Business Enterprises by the Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). For information on Marriott’s supplier diversity program, visit www.marriott.com/corporateinfo/supplier/default.mi. For more information on M F Foley Fish Co, visit www.foleyfish.com.