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After a successful career in the food industry in New York, John P. Bauer, president of Basic Food International moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida and established the company. Throughout the years he has won numerous business and community awards both personally and as a company. Basic Food has been voted into the top 50 private companies in south florida multiple times, it has won International business of the year, and is a constant staple in the local business community. In 1982 Basic Food became the first south florida company to export to the middle east.

While trading commodities world wide has established Basic Food International as a company, changing times and habits, have allowed the company to keep up to date by continuously pivoting and remaining at the forefront of its industry. Its latest focus on the seafood industry, has given the company a new horizon, allowing it to grow and use the expertise of its team to reach new customers and new heights.

Looking forward to the future, the leadership team at Basic Food continues to excel, and supply its long time clientele with quality products at the best possible price, while at the same time using its vast expertise to help its customers succeed.



At Basic Food not only do we value the future of our beautiful planet, but the lives of the animals in it as well. In every step of our operations we strive to leave the smallest impact possible on each ecosystem we touch. From the ocean to the farm we continually support the safest, most humane, and sustainable practices in sourcing and production. By working closely with our customers and their scheduling needs we proudly minimize our carbon footprint by reducing the number of trucks put on the road.

Finally, we are long time donors and supporters of wildlife funds and organizations that give back to our planet and the communities we serve. We care about what you eat and we care about where it comes from. When you buy from us you buy responsibility and quality.


At Basic Food we have been supplying both the food service and retail industry with high quality frozen seafood, meats and chicken for over 40 years. Always at the right price. With our hands on approach to sourcing and development we are able to provide our customers with high quality products, inspected by us and third party inspectors. We lab test all our products to ensure they conform with food safety protocols and abide by industry standards and government regulations.

Our line of frozen seafood Marea Premium Seafood ® covers a wide range of seafood tastes. Products such as: Tilapia, Mussels, Clams, Salmon, Squid, Seafood Mix, Catfish, Snapper, Grouper, Conch, Alaskan Pollock, Cod, Milkfish, Seaweed Salad, Sriped Bass, Kingfish, Imitation Crab Meat, Scallops, and many more, are continuously in stock and ready for delivery at a moments notice.

By having plants at all principal producing countries, and our warehouse strategically located at the major port hub Miami Florida, we are able to supply retail and institutional organizations of all major markets within North America, Latin America and overseas.



We believe on never compromising quality for price. Low prices don't cause problems for you, its the low quality. We are a partner you can trust.


We aim to help you succeed. Plain and simple: our products should create more business for you. We work hard to make that happen for all our customers.


We set high expectations for ourselves and communicate that to you. We strive to deliver on those expectations EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.


Honesty really is the best policy. With us you don't have to worry about the getting the run around. We are open and transparent.


If you have any questions feel free to reach us via any form of communication. If you fill out the form we will get back to you within 24 hours. Also, you are welcome to visit us in person or give us a call. We are always eager to help and resolve any inquiries you may have.

901 South Federal Highway Suite 202
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: +954-467-1700
Fax: +954-764-5110

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