Star Food Service and Star Fish Supply are proudly locally owned and operated within the Star Group of Companies. With roots firmly entrenched in Hawke’s Bay, both companies continue to be owned and operated under the Claudatos family name.
What began in 1966 as a modest fish and chip shop in Taradale opened by Basil and Denyse Claudatos, has led to one of the largest fish processing, wholesale and export factories in Hawke’s Bay and Star Food Service Ltd leading the way in wholesale food supplies to the greater Hawke’s Bay region. With such a longstanding history we pride ourselves on our extensive knowledge of the seafood and wholesale food industry within the Bay.
Expansion over the years has led to the purchase of surrounding buildings which have been refurbished into a showroom, factory, coolstore, ice tower, and offices. In 2012 Star Fish Supply Ltd secured the fishing vessel Torea II, crab potting vessel Sea Shag was the next addition in 2013 and our latest addition to the vessel fleet; fishing trawler Nereus, was purchased and refitted in mid 2017.
Both Torea II and Nereus are based locally in Hawke's Bay and with smaller, independently owned day boats landing to the company, we can ensure a steady supply of fresh fish for our loyal customer base in conjunction with our regular wholesale food deliveries through Star Food Service Ltd.
As a substantial inshore fisheries quota holder for Area 2 (Central East Coast, New Zealand), Star Fish Supply Ltd continues to work towards the sustainability, better fishing practices, and overall health of our precious fish stocks for future generations.
Star Food Service Ltd continues to expand with a conveniently located showroom open to the public 6 days a week located at 32 Dunlop Road, Onekawa, Napier and free delivery to the foodservice industry in the greater Hawke’s Bay region.