#DownToShuck

Empire Oyster is ready, willing and able to present ultra-premium oyster bars anywhere, anytime.
99% of the time our clients tell us that their guests thought the oyster bar was the best part of their event. 

 

EVENTS

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As the team that created New York Oyster Week, that has produced or co-produced nearly 100 oyster-centric events since 2012, there is nothing we cannot invent, imagine or manage when it comes to oysters and event production. We love the challenge of serving oysters in challenging weather or locations. And we always do so safely and graciously whether it was on a rooftop, luxury yacht, frozen lake, remote beach or your back yard. We’ll execute your vision or, if you need ideas, we’ll work together to create something special that meets your needs and goals.

MAKER'S SOCIALS - Host your very own Oyster Social at your location. We’ll make it awesome. And easy.  Click on the links below to learn more.

Residence Ball - Have us present an edu-taining oyster experience for your building, fraternity, book club or neighborhood association. We'll teach you how to shuck oysters and give you the 101 on oysters. These are great for groups of 10 - 40 oyster lovers. Contact us for more information. 

AHOYsters - Enjoy an ultra-premium oyster bar dockside or underway, on your yacht or chartered yacht. Contact us for more information. 


BESPOKE CATERING

We specialize in the presentation of ultra-premium oyster bars and experiences for your friends, family and associates at your office, home, club or special event. We bring the finest product, service, presentation and experience to wherever you are gathering and celebrating. Yes, we are FOCUSED on oysters but we also present outstanding seafood catering of all kinds. There’s not much we CAN’T execute when it comes to seafood and we love to focus on creative compositions featuring sustainable and responsible species. 

Our oyster bar services start at around $475. We call that our NANO OYSTER BAR. Get the details on that HERE

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CONSULTING

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We help oyster producers create brands and find new markets. We help distributors find new oyster producers and customers. We help seafood sales reps become more effective and efficient. We help towns, counties and states to understand how to use OyStories and OysTourism effectively. And finally, we help chefs & restauranteurs create or improve an oyster bar / raw bar program.

Our consulting comes with a MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. If we can't deliver value (help you understand what to do next or how to do things better) we simply won't charge you a fee. 

How can we make such a statement? Simple answer: Enormous experience & perspective. How so? See below:

  • Nearly a decade of operating at all levels of the industry including the production of many dozens of oyster-centric events since 2011 and hundreds of private raw bars. 
  • Hundreds of visits to restaurants, oyster farms and seafood distributors
  • Creating, leading or being a part of many dozens of sales calls with reps & chefs
  • Hundreds (if not thousands) of conversations with restauranteurs, chefs, oyster growers, oyster shuckers, marine scientists
  • Extensive, constant and ongoing learning through reading books and blogs and deep participation in list-serves and social media.

THE SHUCK TRUCK

8000 lbs of Sky Blue American Muscle! Empire Oyster’s SHUCK TRUCK. She’d love to meet you, just please don’t call her a "Food Truck”.

While we DO NOT vend or serve oysters "out of it”, we do serve cold beverages from the passenger side taps as we shuck oysters next to or in front of it at private events all over, because "We're bad & nationwide". We lovingly restored her and use her to have fun get folks excited about what we do.

 She goes 100mph, seats 8 and serves two kinds of ice cold beverages. Just, not all at the same time! 

She goes 100mph, seats 8 and serves two kinds of ice cold beverages. Just, not all at the same time! 

 Guests are welcome to jump inside for pictures. Its beautiful new interior is always a fun backdrop. 

Guests are welcome to jump inside for pictures. Its beautiful new interior is always a fun backdrop. 

 Last year she appeared on NBC's WFLA CHANNEL 8 Daytime Show .  Ya, she’s kind of a SHELLebrity .

Last year she appeared on NBC's WFLA CHANNEL 8 Daytime Show. Ya, she’s kind of a SHELLebrity.

 It can also be used to run VIP guests or contest winners to the event from a nearby pick up point. Seating & seat belts for up to 6 passengers and a driver. It’s fun and safe.

It can also be used to run VIP guests or contest winners to the event from a nearby pick up point. Seating & seat belts for up to 6 passengers and a driver. It’s fun and safe.


SHUCK TRUCK SPECIFICATIONS

Year Built: 1967 Make: CHEVROLET Model: SPORTSVAN DELUXE 108

Top Speed: 100mph
GVW: About 8,000lbs
Seating: 8
MPG: 8-12mpg
Fuel: Unleaded Gasoline

Lovingly restored in between 2015 & 2017 with...

450hp GM Small Block Engine

Custom Exhaust System

3 Speed Automatic Transmission

Interior Upholstery

Cooper Cobra Tires

Two Taps