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Book a professional oystershucker

professional oystershucker with Red Oyster! Ever since our founder Matijn had the idea of oystergirls and oystermen in the Netherlands 20 years ago, our oystershuckers have been the toast of every event they’ve been to. Every professional oystershucker of Red Oyster is an Oystertainer. Anyone can open an oyster, but to Oystertain, you need the right oyster, the best Oystershucker, skill, craftsmanship, energy, enthusiasm, and flair. Every professional oystershucker of our team is passionate about oysters, passionate about people, and passionate about bringing them together.

Each professional oystershucker wears a tailor-made leather apron, and in their special designed belt, they carry a bucket of fresh oysters with them along with all of the condiments. And off course they wear the mesh steel glove and use the best oyster shucking knife! Every  professional oystershucker of Red Oyster is completely trained in the craftsmanship of opening raw oysters on the half shell, especially for you. Our Oystertainers will rove through your event on foot providing freshly shucked oysters to anyone who requires it.

Oystershucker Jack on a fair
Oystergirl Opening Oyster at a fair

Oystershucker for hire

With Red Oyster, you can book a private oystershucker for any party or festivity or event. A birthday party, a wedding, a corporate meeting, a bat mitzvah, a sailing trip around Manhattan, or a meeting – just say the word and we’ll be there! Our team of professional Oystertainers will arrive at your venue, whether it’s your home or a boat on the Hudson, and shuck fresh oysters on the spot for you and your guests.

We are so proud of our team, and we love to show the best oystershuckers off on all possible occasions. Opening oysters properly is hard as it takes both strength and precision – and yet our oystershuckers manage to do it with speed, delicacy, and grace every time. 

As you and your guests enjoy your event, you can count on it that the oystershucker from Red Oyster will not be far away, ready to shuck you a delicious, personally selected oyster with a gleaming silver knife and mesh glove. Hire one of our oystershuckers and let us Oystertain you, and expect exceptional oysters, vibrant conversation, and a brilliant atmosphere.

How does it work?

We’d be delighted to talk to you about what we can do for you! Hiring a professional oystershucker has never been so easy.  Contact us, tell us about your party and we’’ll make you a free, bespoke proposal. Talk to us about the number of guests, the amount of time you’d like us to Oystertain for, and the venue. Our experts will advise you on the amount of fresh oysters and professional oystershuckers and will put together a plan especially designed for you and your event.  We can guarantee you that your private oystershucker will give your party an extra sparkle!

Request a free proposal here, or if you have more questions, contact us!  We’d love to hear from you.


Frequently Asked Questions
Our oystershuckers can come to every location or venue. They will bring a minimum of 100 oysters. Contact us in order to receive a free tailor made proposal.
The pricing depends on three basic factors: the Oystertaining time you prefer, the number of oysters, and the location. The minimum oyster order along with an Oystershucker is 100 oysters. Every party is different so our experts will work with you to make sure you receive a free tailor-made proposal suited to your party.
A week prior to your party we will be in touch with the details including the name and contact details of the Oystertainer. On our website, you can see our entire team of Oystertainers, their picture and a word which describes their personality perfectly.

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