Meticulously hand crafted on the Chesapeake Bay, Chesapeake Crab Pie™ originates from a 150 year old family recipe and is the perfect combination of quality crab meat, unique blend of cheeses and over 20 herbs and seasonings all baked in a flaky, pastry crust.
For the Van Cleves of Spotsylvania County, the family’s favorite dish is a recipe for success. A Chesapeake blue crab pie recipe, handed down from a friend and former chef at Stratford Hall, has become the centerpiece of the family’s seafood wholesaling business they opened in 2012. Van Cleve Seafood Co., headquartered in Spotsylvania and run by mother Shelly Van Cleve and daughters Monica Van Cleve-Talbert and Alexandra Cushing, is expanding. The business recently opened a production facility in Richmond off Brook Road. It is launching six new items, doubling the number of seafood-based frozen food products it sells. The lineup now includes items such as scallop and bacon pie, red crab pies, bacon-wrapped shrimp and scallops. The Van Cleve... Continue Reading →
The Van Cleve Seafood Co. Announces GIANT ExpansionVirginia-Based Gourmet Seafood Line Debuts in 61 Giant Food StoresJuly 19, 2015 - Spotsylvania, VA... The Van Cleve Seafood Co. today announced their launch into 61 premium Giant Food Stores in the Landover division. Named Virginia's Finest product, The Van Cleve Seafood Co.'s line of gourmet Chesapeake Blue Crab, Red Crab and Scallop and Bacon Pies will be rolled out in select Giant Food Stores this week. The original crab pie recipe dates back 150 years to the homestead of General Robert E. Lee.The unpublished recipe was verbally passed down to the Van Cleve family from a descendant of the kitchen staff at Stratford Hall. It's been said that crab pies were a favorite of the Lee's."What started... Continue Reading →