EMPIRE OYSTER is a vertically integrated oyster business. That means we produce, distribute and serve oysters. We are 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. We offer a host of products, services and experiences. Explore them below.
As the team that created New York Oyster Week, we 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.
OYSTER SOCIAL - 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.
OYSTER & RAW BAR 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. We call our service and style MARINE CUISINE™ & DelicaSEAS™. Yes, its beyond. 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 common to the lower end of the sea-food chain. Think small fish, crustaceans and shellfish. We make them interesting and delicious!
Our oyster bar services start at around $525. We call that our NANO OYSTER BAR.
We help Oyster Producers create brands and find new markets. We help Distributors find new oyster producers and restaurant 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.
We offer our clients extraordinary experience, expertise and
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 and marine scientists.
Extensive, constant and ongoing learning through reading books and blogs and deep participation in list-serves and social media.
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THE SHUCK TRUCK
5,000 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 are “Bad & Nationwide". We lovingly restored her and use her to have fun get folks excited about what we do.
SHUCK TRUCK SPECIFICATIONS
Year Built: 1967 Make: CHEVROLET Model: SPORTSVAN DELUXE 108
Top Speed: 100 mph
GVW: About 5,000 lbs
MPG: 10 mpg
Fuel: Unleaded Gasoline
Lovingly restored in between 2015 & 2017 with...
400hp GM Small Block Engine
Custom Exhaust System
3 Speed Automatic Transmission
Custom Interior Upholstery
Cooper Cobra Tires
Two Taps & A Jockey Box System
An air horn that plays Dixie