Our Charity Partner
Last year we paired up with Billion Oyster Project
The Billion Oyster Project is a large-scale environmental restoration project aimed at restoring the oyster population in New York Harbor and in the process engaging thousands of New York City public school students in the restoration of their local ecosystem. To date, the Billion Oyster Project has restored 3,500,000 oysters to the harbor, reclaimed and recycled 105,350 pounds of oyster shells, and filter 19 trillion gallons of water. The Billion Oyster Project is excited to partner with Chef's Table NYC to provide a unique culinary and educational experience. All shells from the event will be collected and recycled at BOP's facility on governors island. If you'd like to contribute to the future oysters in New York City, visit the Billion Oyster Project and find ways that you can help.
Our event host is Chef's Table NYC
Chef’s Table NYC, founded by Meisha Williams, caters to the true food enthusiasts and those who love to entertain. Our amazing team brings inspired high caliber restaurant cuisine and service to the comforts of your own dining table. Whether you are planning a romantic evening for two, a dinner party with friends, a cocktail soiree or a business event, we will deliver world-class food, impeccable service and an uncompromising eye for detail to make the evening special and memorable.
We've worked with some cool brands too! Take a look and see who joined us at Oyster Bash NYC 2014!
New York’s Hometown Airline™
JetBlue is New York’s Hometown Airline™, and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale/ Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando, and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 30 million customers a year to 86 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 850 daily flights. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all fares are one-way, an overnight stay is never required and the first checked bag is free (subject to weight and size limits and exceptions for itineraries including flights marketed or operated by other airlines). For more information please visit JetBlue.com.
the Art of beer and cheese
Since 1862, the Trappist monks of Notre-Dame de Scourmont Abbey in Chimay, Belgium have produced Chimay ales. The ales are unfiltered and unpasteurized, preserving least yeast in the bottle that naturally carbonates the beer and contributes to their signature flavors. All water is drawn from protected wells on the monastery grounds. Chimay is one of only ten Trappist breweries in the world. It carries the Authentic Trappist Product logo, granted by the International Trappist Association, which certifies that the beer was produced within the walls of the abbey, under the supervision of the monks, and that the majority of profits go to charity.
CHEERS TO CHANGE
Proud Pour was officially launched in 2014 with the idea of enjoying happy hours while simultaneously solving environmental problems. The initial lightbulb went off after realizing NYC’s harbor could be revived simply by restoring the oyster population. With a fine appreciation for wine pairings, we decided to create the perfect Sauvignon Blanc to pair with locally farmed Oysters. And for every bottle you enjoy, we will make sure 100 oysters are restored to NYC’s harbor.
bringing the heat and the flavor
Cholula Hot Sauce was named after the 2,500 year old city in Mexico. The term Cholula is derived from the pre-Hispanic word “Chollollan” meaning “the place of the retreat.” Cholula’s wooden cap and distinctive yellow label represent the care and quality tradition of Mexican artisanship. Cholula’s intriguing packaging has become a quality icon, a symbol recognized by millions.
A WINE I MADE IN HONOR OF JOSH
California Vintner Joseph Carr created the Josh Cellars brand in tribute to his father, a volunteer firefighter and war veteran. Josh Cellars offers bold yet approachable wines, handcrafted for drinking with family and friends. Sourced from vineyards across the Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley, Mendocino County, and even the Central Coast of California, Josh Cellars offers six varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot and a new red blend called Legacy. www.joshcellars.com
Whole Foods Market
Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (wholefoodsmarket.com, NASDAQ: WFMI), is the leading natural and organic food retailer. As America’s first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market was named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” by Health magazine. The company’s motto, “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet”™ captures its mission to ensure customer satisfaction and health, Team Member excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement.
Founded in 1990 on the concept of Universal Design, OXO’s mission is to create consumer household products that ease the tasks of everyday life for the widest range of users possible. Since the original 15 items were introduced, the OXO collection has grown to more than 800 strong, covering areas for cooking, cleaning, gardening, storing, organizing and baby. Today OXO Good Grips products are sold in 78 countries and are included in the permanent collections of numerous museums. The company has won more than 100 design and business awards worldwide. OXO is very frequently used as a case study on how a well-executed Universal Design philosophy can be a successful business strategy.
With 36 years of experience promoting healthy hydration, Nestlé Waters North America has 15 leading U.S. and Canadian bottled water brands. The company’s commitment to environmental stewardship, especially in the areas of water use, packaging and energy, as well as its dedication to partnering in the communities where it operates, have led Nestlé Waters to achieve the number one bottled drinking water position in the U.S.
Utz is the largest independent, privately held snack brand in United States, producing over 1,000,000 pounds of potato chips a week and about 850,000 pounds of pretzels while operating over 850 company owned routes. Utz is also a leading snack supplier to Warehouse Clubs and Mass Merchandisers nationwide. We thank you for sharing in our story, and are proud to continue producing high-quality, delicious snacks for you and your family to enjoy today and for generations to come.
Our goal at Peeled Snacks is simple: to make you feel good about snacking. We strive to bring you the highest quality organic and natural ingredients from sustainable farms. Our snacks provide a great source of vitamins, minerals and a full serving of fruit with no added sugar. Learn more about our Real Food Philosophy or find delicious recipes for your Peeled Snacks.
the best small shops in the world
Equal parts guide and retailer, Strolby is the leading online destination for discovering and shopping the world’s best brick-and-mortar shops. We showcase small shops curating remarkable products in the most creative cities, towns, and neighborhoods. “Strolling” Strolby is the next best thing to traveling there yourself. Strolby works with shops in Brooklyn, the Hudson Valley, Long Island, Marfa, TX and Austin. We will continue to expand to additional markets in 2015.
New York Oysters in a Half Shell
Since the Lanape and the moment Henry Hudson entered New York Harbor in 1609 and navigated around 220,000 acres of oyster reefs, oysters have played an integral part in the history of New York City.
Once one of the most biologically productive, diverse and dynamic environments on the planet, the New York Harbor is now in need of restoration and that charge is being led by the Billion Oyster Project.
- Before pizza, bagels and pretzels, oysters were the reigning New York “must have”
- In 1609 there were 220,000 acres of oyster reefs in New York Harbor but by 1906 the Harbor was nearly lifeless and toxic
- During 1887, the Fulton Fish Market sold 50,000 oysters a day
- Pearl Street, once a waterfront road, was named for a midden and later even paved with oyster shells
- In 1972 the Clean Water Act is passed – marking the rebirth of the New York Harbor
- In 2013, the Billion Oyster Project was launched with the goal of restoring one billion oysters to New York Harbor
Our Oyster Ambassador
Julie Qiu, creator of oyster blog In A Half Shell, will be on-hand to offer her oyster knowledge and light-hearted, practical insights to all event attendees. If you’re dying for more join Julie online at for her online class Raw, Alive, Delicious! 8 Elements to Oyster Mastery. Covering everything from the life of an oyster to how to order, buy, shuck and serve our favorite happy-hour bite, this exclusive 47-minute video class is for every curious enthusiasts and aspiring connoisseur. In addition to video lessons, take advantage of Julie’s 9 curated worksheets to kickstart, track, and extend your culinary adventure. All that’s left is a trip to the show. Click here to sign up and learn via Skillshare today!
Our Shucking Partner
At Open Oyster we pride ourselves on catering to the needs of our clients. Whether your special event is a wedding, corporate event, gallery opening or backyard BBQ, we’ll work with you to make sure your vision of the event is fulfilled. We’ll bring our portable raw bar to your location and our expert shuckers will open the oysters as they’re ordered, ensuring the freshest possible product. Whenever possible, we recycle our oyster shells by donating them to the Billion Oyster Project.
SOME OF OUR Oyster Providers
Glidden Point Oyster Company is a family owned sea farm located in mid-coast Maine. We grow oysters in a very natural, pristine setting, using no machinery or processing equipment - everything is done meticulously by hand. Our culture techniques, handling methods, attention to detail, and HACCP certified facility combine to produce the finest cultured oysters available anywhere. Satisfaction guaranteed. Since 1987.
Hama Hama is a fifth generation family-run shellfish farm on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. Our beds are located at the mouth of one of the shortest, coldest, and least developed rivers in Washington State, and that purity is reflected in the clean, crisp flavor of the oysters downstream.
Shooting Point Oyster Companyis a family farm located on the remote eastern shore of Virginia. our unique location provides oysters from two distinct local watersheds; Nassawadox Salts from the Lower Bayside and Shooting Point Salts from the Atlantic barrier islands.
Hummock Island Shellfish is an organic oyster farm in Westport, Connecticut. We use modern aquaculture technology to grow oysters on 200 acres of privately owned tidelands. All of our practices are environmentally friendly, and since oysters actually clean the water as they grow, our farm has a positive impact on the marine ecosystem. The process starts by purchasing tiny oysters from a hatchery. We cultivate the mini oysters in floating upwellers until they are large enough to be moved.