Chesapeake Bay Gourmet, QVC Customers Join Hands to Give Generously to Hurricane Katrina Relief

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Chesapeake Bay Gourmet, a coastal seafood company from Maryland, donates a portion of profits to Katrina relief on all orders placed through December 31, 2005. The founders say, Â?We just want to acknowledge our Gulf Coast customers who have suffered so much."

Labor Day QVC shoppers responded with a resounding yes to Chesapeake Bay Gourmet’s call for aid to Hurricane Katrina survivors. Partnering with QVC, the two businesses each donated a portion of their profits from every sale of 3 Chesapeake Bay Gourmet products during the busy holiday shopping period.

“Our hearts go out to the survivors of Hurricane Katrina,” said founder and president of Chesapeake Bay Gourmet, Ron Kauffman. “We wanted to give back and were thrilled that QVC agreed to match our donation dollar for dollar.”

The drive raised more than thirteen thousand dollars in the three day period beginning with the Saturday before Labor Day, when Chesapeake Bay Gourmet’s Ron and Marge Kauffman appeared five times, selling their popular crab cakes and other Chesapeake Bay gourmet seafood products.

The Kauffmans announce that a portion of every sale of their products from now to December 31, 2005, whether ordered from their catalog, or online ( will be donated directly to Katrina relief. “We’re a coastal seafood company. We want our brothers and sisters to know that we stand with them, until the work is done, until their lives are rebuilt.”

Chesapeake Bay Gourmet celebrates its 25th year in business this year with a special gift package of their signature crab cakes. Sales continue to surge in 2005 with record crab cake sales expected on QVC. Customers still find their jumbo lump crab cakes the perfect choice for personal or corporate gifts. The deluxe new Anniversary package makes a welcome gift for corporate and personal gifts.

The company has firmly established itself as a household specialty line of handmade, hand-picked jumbo lump crab cakes and other all-natural ingredient gourmet seafood products, including Crab Balls, Shrimp and Lobster Cakes, Crab Imperial, Imperial Shrimp, Crab Dip, Quiche and more.

Ron and Margie Kauffman, Founders, say, “We just want to acknowledge our Gulf Coast customers who have suffered so much. This is our way of offering them a hand. We hope everyone in the region will be back home safely before you know it.”

Named BEST CRAB CAKES YOU CAN GET ONLY BY MAIL BY Baltimore Magazine, their products are also Private Labeled for other high end food catalogs.

Still a mom and pop operation, CBG is service oriented and gladly works with each customer to customize orders to suit. They ship second day Federal Express and/or UPS and can include a message card. They also have handsome gift certificates.

A full listing of products can be found at To order direct from the factory or to get a catalog, customers may call 1-800-432-2722.

For more information call:

Linda Eckhardt



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