Our TrueStory

It all started as A Search for Truth


On a Quest to Change the World

Since our inception in 2012, True Grade has now become one of the leaders in the US seafood industry with annual sales exceeding 50 million.

True Grade was recently named one of the fastest growing companies in the United States, as well as one of the “Best Workplaces 2018” by Inc Magazine.

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Humble Beginnings

Founded in 2012 by Antonio Malave and Chris Wheeler, TrueGrade was born out of a desire to bring truth and unparalleled quality back to the consumer.

With extensive experience in the seafood industry, Antonio and Chris got to work in building a network of the most reliable and effective fisheries with integrity across the world. 

What started as a small importer and exporter of fish and seafood products, Antonio and Chris had a bigger vision for TrueGrade and saw the opportunity to deliver their philosophy of truth in other ways.

Always led by unparalleled integrity, honesty, and raising the bar for high standards and sustainability, they began to expand their product lines across various industries with the ambitious vision of feeding the world.

Today, TrueGrade delivers an array of products, including commercial and food service, as well as retail products like bottled water, seafood, and various ethnic foods such as Hispanic and Italian products.