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The fabulous concept of Oystertainment

For 20 years, we have been providing the first and truly unique and luxurious service known as Oystertainment. We began oystertaining in Europe, with offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Italy. Our European customers loved our personal, fun, and fascinating service, so we decided to expand our Oystertainment® service to the USA as well.

Our founder, Matijn, invented the concept of the roving oystershucker. He loved oysters, and he loved people, and he wanted to bring them together. He designed special equipment that meant that a professional oystershucker could move through a party and open oysters as they go. He wanted to bring oysters straight to people, so that he and his oystershuckers could share their enthusiasm and the joy of oysters! This way, they could have a real interaction with the people they gave oysters to, and make a connection and delight them. Once he had the perfect equipment, he gathered the best and most passionate people he knew and assembled a team of highly professional oystershuckers. With that, Red Oyster was born, and our team have been Oystertaining ever since.

What does Oystertainment involve?

Oystertainment involves our team (made up of highly trained oystershuckers), dressed up to the nines in their oyster shucking uniform (complete with a steel mesh glove and scrupulously clean white leather uniform) personally opening oysters on the spot for you and your guests. Watching a professional oystershucker to open an oyster is an amazing experience, as it takes both strength and elegance to do it with the skill and aesthetic appeal of our team. Our roving Oystertainers love to interact with your guests, and will move through your event with charm, skill, and delicious oysters. We’ll explain the process of shucking, the difference between different types of oysters, and why we prefer species caught within certain waters of the United States. Each Oystershucker is passionate about oysters. Within an instant your guests will be hooked, too, and will have had an Oystertainment experience they will never forget.

When do we Oystertain?

Oystertainment is perfect for so many different occasions, including marriages, private parties, graduation balls, bar mitzvah, corporate events, and extravagant Valentine’s Day treats. Add the taste of our fabulous oysters to the luxury of having a private oystershucker to open one for you with a flick of their shining silver oyster knife and you will see why our Oystertainment® experiences are so popular with food and entertainment lovers across Europe and the US. Treat your guests to something extra special by booking an Oystertainment session for that upcoming birthday present, friends’ reunion, holiday party, bar or bat mitzvah, private party or any other event that deserves to be a celebration. We know you’ll find that our concept of Oystertainment® is so unique and appealing that everyone should try it at least once. It really gives your party the extra sparkle.

Off course, we strictly follow and respect the CDC guidelines regarding Covid-19. we have all safety measures in place when packing, opening and delivering oysters including face masks, gloves and sanitized workstations and tools. We do everything we can to keep you, your guests and our team stay safe.

Get in touch with us today to book our oyster catering services, and let us help you throw the best party of your life!

“When I greet my guests with a bucket of fresh oysters, we have an animated conversation in no time.”

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Frequently Asked Questions
On average the Oystertainment service will be around an hour and a half to two hours, but it all depends on the amount of oysters and time you have for at your event for our Oystertainment. The time often varies, sometimes it is only the cocktail hour, but there are also occurances we oystertain the whole evening.
We do travel to any location. We are quite flexible and nowadays we can ship our fresh oysters throughout the whole country. Our team of Oystershuckers can travel to any location, our proposal will always be included the travel expenses.
We find that a guest who doesn’t like oysters is just a guest who hasn’t met one of our Oystertainers! We take every opportunity to turn a non-oyster lover into an oyster fan. People who have never eaten an oyster are sometimes nervous or believe they won’t enjoy it. But at Red Oyster, we find that our passion is catching! We explain more about oysters to people who are hesitant. By telling them what to expect regarding taste, structure, and how to eat them, we almost always convince them to try one. It’s an experience they never forget.
We also serve caviar in the mobile concept. Both local and imported caviar is possible. The caviartaiment has two options: oysters & amp; caviar or a single caviartainer with caviar, blinis and sour cream.