Our Story

When you buy Mrs. Paul’s®, you know you’re getting 100% real fish—no fillers!

How It All Started

When you buy Mrs. Paul’s®, you know you’re getting 100% real fish—no fillers! They’re the start of delicious family meals! But where did Mrs. Paul’s start?

In 1946, power plant worker Edward Piszek started selling deviled crab cakes in a local Philadelphia bar to earn money while the plant was on strike. "One Friday, I prepared 172 and we only sold 50," he recalled later. "There was a freezer in the back of the bar, so we threw 'em in there. It was either that or the trash can." A week later the frozen crab cakes still tasted fine, so Piszek and a friend, John Paul, each chipped in $350 and started a frozen seafood business.

Piszek's mother pressured her son to name the company after her...but instead, they named it Mrs. Paul's Kitchens after John's mom (originally naming the brand Mrs. Paul’s Kitchen). Piszek bought out his partner in the 1950s but kept the Mrs. Paul's name. In 1982, he sold the company to Campbell Soup and in 1996, it was purchased by Pinnacle Foods Corporation.

The Benefits of Eating Fish

Fish is one of healthiest, most nutritious food sources on earth. Mrs. Paul's® products capture the terrific benefits, including:

  • Zero grams of trans fat
    per serving
  • Good source of protein
  • Natural source of Omega 3
  • No fillers!