The Panamei Journey is the story, the lifestyle, behind the Panamei Seafood brand. It is the story of our search for the best quality seafood the ocean has to offer. Our journey began as an exploration of the origins of our seafood in every corner of the world but quickly became a quest to look into the lives of those harvesting and preparing it as well.

We are now dedicated to traveling the globe not only to find the most

sustainable sources available and include them in the Panamei brand, but to share the experience– the sights, sounds, smells, and sensations of this adventure with you.

We hope The Panamei Journey philosophy to prepare, eat, & share good food extends beyond our adventures overseas and into your own home.


Food preparation should be an enjoyable experience. In a fast-paced world, preparing a meal might have become a dreaded task for you. Our journey is meant to remind you that preparing food is something to savor. It is an opportunity to create and enjoy.

We value the human interaction with fresh ingredients and the experience of passionately preparing a meal. Maybe it’s an Inspired Chef explaining his or her cooking process, or maybe it’s a glimpse into the creation of one our favorite recipes…

Either way, we’re here to show you that the time you spend putting together a meal is both rewarding and exciting.


The Panamei Journey also aims to remind you to stop and enjoy your food. Whether you’ve made a Seafood Paella for the whole family, a Spicy Salmon fillet to share, or a quick Shrimp snack, take pride in your meals and appreciate the end product.

Food is beautiful, especially when prepared with pride, passion, and care. When you cook with Panamei products, you are serving high-quality seafood full of flavor.

We harvest and source our seafood with the utmost respect for the ocean and its inhabitants, so eat & enjoy the fresh taste of the product!


At Panamei, one of our fundamental beliefs is that food is meant to be shared. A table is meant for talking and toasting. Storytelling and swapping plates. Aromas in the air, under ambient light, eating with your friends and family. There’s nothing quite like a table full of those who matter most to you, coming together and enjoying a variety of delicious homemade dishes.

From the kitchen to the table, this is the ultimate experience The Panamei Journey is after. We have made it our mission to share with you stories of great food, cultures of great food, and people with our passion for great food.

You’ll see that food truly does connect the hearts of us all.



Our first stop on The Panamei Journey to the mountainous state of Chiapas, Mexico, revealed an important story to us…of the fisherman, the farmer, and his profound connection within the community.

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Our second trip to Indonesia brought us face to face with people whose livelihoods depend upon the sea. Our journey began on the beautiful island of Ambon, seeking a responsible source of Yellowfin Tuna.

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One of the goals of The Panamei Journey is to meet and cook with people like Don Cesar, who are just as passionate about food as we are.

During our first trip on The Panamei Journey to Chiapas, Mexico, we met a local chef named Don Cesar Aceves, who took us to the fresh market and prepared two new Tilapia recipes for us.

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An Italian-raised Cuban Sous Chef and a Food Stylist, Patty has quite a personality in the kitchen and certainly kept us entertained. Patty likes to bring the heat… with Chilis, Tequila & Fire.

Watch Patty light things up in the skillet while preparing us one of her signature spicy dishes, Gambero Saltato (Sautéed Shrimp).

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Join our Inspired Chef, Fabrizio Grossi, onboard the Catamaran Maita’i in the Bahamas, as he talks food, travel, and life, while sharing an inspired way to prepare grouper.

Watch as Fabrizio pan frys, then bakes a grouper fillet with lime, tomatoes, potatoes, olives, chillies, capers, and anchovies.

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Luis Garcia is one of two brothers who own and operate Garcia’s Seafood Grille, a 2nd generation, family-owned seafood restaurant located on the Miami River in the heart of Miami’s ever-growing metropolitan area. Rich in history and tradition, Garcia’s is well known and highly regarded as one of the staple seafood restaurants in Miami and is known for its cozy, yet energetic atmosphere, its fresh menu, and its fish market. Stay tuned as we bring The Panamei Journey into Garcia’s very own kitchen.

Watch as Luis prepares one of Garcia’s signature dishes, a yellowtail fillet in cilantro sauce, while talking about family, food, and our duty to protect the ocean.

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The Panamei Journey has taken us back to the Miami River waterfront and into the kitchen of Miami’s Seaspice Restaurant.

Join Angel Leon, the restaurant’s French-trained Executive Chef, as he shares his philosophy of simple technique and quality ingredients, while preparing a classical seafood casserole. Stay tuned for the full piece, coming soon!

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