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Chef Testimonials

When it comes to seafood, you have to trust who you are buying from.  Over the last few decades, SoPo's owners have been earning that trust in the Maine restaurant community and beyond. You can read about some of those relationships below.

" I have been working with Matt (Founder of SoPo) for the past 12 years. He was my sales rep when I was the sashimi chef at Uni in Boston and continued providing top quality seafood and service when I opened Central Provisions and Tipo Restaurant in Portland, Maine. He is one of the top seafood providers I have had the pleasure of working with. "

Chef Chris Gould

Owner & Chef of Central Provisions & Tipo Restaurant, Portland, ME

Chef Larry Matthews

Chef & Owner of Back Bay Grill, Portland, ME

" I've been working with Matt (Founder of SoPo) for many years and to me what sets him apart is how well he reacts to fix problems when things don't go according to plan.  Whether I forget to order or there was problem on his end, I always feel Matt goes the extra mile to make sure I am taken care of. "

" Matt (Founder of SoPo Seafood) has been one of my most trusted vendors! He always made himself available to help me make the magic happen. My favorite thing about having him as a rep was his knowledge and understanding of the seafood he was selling.

His cheerful attitude and excitement for his job made him a great pleasure to work with! "

Chef Heather Neri

Chef de Cuisine of No. 9 Park, Boston, MA

Chef Darren Kelley

Executive Chef of the Union Bluff Hotel, York, ME

" The past 10 years working with Matt Brown (Founder of SoPo Seafood) has been an absolute pleasure. His knowledge and passion for what he represents with the seafood he sells is a step above. The drive to learn more in the fish world is what sets him apart from everyone else.

His familiarity with the product is unmatched by most. He’s always exceeded expectations and readily available with any questions or inquiries. "

Matt (Founder of SoPo Seafood) has been the ultimate professional for the past 10 years of my career. He's become more than just a rep. He's a friend that I can trust when I need seafood sourced quickly. "

Chef Tony Messina

Executive Chef & Partner of UNI Boston, Boston, MA

Chef Mike Wiley

Owner & Chef of Eventide Oyster Company & Hugo's, Portland, ME

" It's been a real pleasure working with Matt and Lucas (Founder's of SoPo Seafood) over the years. They're a pair of well-informed, easy going guys who really know their fish. I look forward to great things from Sopo! "

" I have been doing business with Matt Brown for over ten years. The seafood business is all about relationships. Matt has earned my trust over the years by providing the most pristine product coupled with excellent service. I trust his judgement with all things seafood.

I will always rely on Matt to help me provide the best possible seafood to our costumers at a fair price. "

Chef Joe Schafer

Executive Chef of Earth at Hidden Pond, Kennebunkport, ME

Chef Jonathon Miller

Executive Chef of Stein Eriksen Lodge, Park City, UT

β€œ I have had the pleasure to work with Luke Myers and Matt Brown for the last 15 years. Their professionalism and friendly charm made it easy to trust and work with each and every day.

They were always available with solutions to opportunities as well as introductions to modern products of the highest quality. Their knowledge and passion for the industry is infectious. β€

" I have purchased fish with Matt Brown (Founder of SoPo) as my guide and salesperson for many years and his experience and honesty have always yielded the choice for the best product for my restaurant.

I trust Matt to purchase the freshest seasonally available fish that Maine or anywhere has to offer for the most discerning chefs and restaurant owners. "

Chef Krista Kern Desjarlais

Owner & Chef of the Purple House, North Yarmouth, ME

Chef Alix Verrips

International Private Chef

" Private chefs, like their clients, have special needs and Matt Brown (Founder of SoPo) has always been willing and able to cater to mine. "

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