Phillips Seafood held a party yesterday for its 100th birthday at its 20th street restaurant in Ocean City to honor the establishment of the A. E. Phillips seafood packing plant in 1914.
CEO Steve Phillips recalled his maternal grandfather was a waterman on Hooper's Island, who would take him crabbing and oystering when he was a boy.
The 67-year-old Phillips told the celebration that the Phillips family owes its success to Maryland watermen and the Chesapeake Bay.
The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the company also released the 100th anniversary cook book featuring original Phillips family recipes.
The proceeds from its sales will be donated to the Maryland Watermen's Association.