2017 Chefs

L’Osage Caviar, Inc.

Missouri

Featured: Saturday, May 13 Grand Tasting

Osage Catfisheries Incorporated was founded in 1953 by Jim Kahrs and family, with Paddlefish production beginning in 1981 after the headlines about declining wild sturgeon populations in the Caspian Sea.  The parent company Osage Catfisheries, Inc. of L’Osage Caviar Company launched its’ “Paddlefish Ranching Program” in the clean waters of the Missouri Ozarks in 1984 to offer a future alternative to wild caught caviar.

In anticipation of a growing consumer awareness of the overharvesting of wild Sturgeon populations around the world and now Paddlefish here in the United States for their black gold it was their family’s goal to be able to supply high end caviar from sustainable farm raised Paddlefish.  Being the only C.I.T.E.S., (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) farm approved by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to export their product and the fact that they have their own bloodline and DNA marker on our Paddlefish they would like to invite you to try their caviar.

There has always been a certain mystique about caviar. At L’Osage Caviar Co. they use a traditional Russian process and the skills of a long time processor to ensure that their caviar will rival any available on the market today.