"Any OYSTER WEEK offers edu-taining experiences for oyster aficionados and the bivalve curious alike."
~ KEVIN JOSEPH, FOUNDER ~
OYSTER WEEK began as an idea in NYC in 2011. Our idea became a reality, when we produced our first New York Oyster Week in September of 2012. Since then we’ve grown into a community of oyster producers, distributors, restaurants, shuckers and consumers that we call The OysterHood, which was launched in 2014. In 2017 we added Miami Oyster Week to our group of event series. And - of course - we are working on several other markets in the US, Canada and Europe, Asia and Australia. Philadelphia Oyster Week is our next major project and slated to run October 19th-28th, 2018. Anyone interested in partnering with us on the production of an Oyster Week should feel welcome to reach out.
Oyster Week is the flagship productions of The OysterHood, your global headquarters for oyster appreciation, information and experiences.
WHAT IS AN OYSTER WEEK?
An OYSTER WEEK is a CURATED COLLECTION OF OYSTER CENTRIC EVENTS paired with A SHOW & SHELL PROGRAM. Events are presented in various locations and venues while ELITE OYSTER DESTINATIONS present their SHOW & SHELL dished, created and presented by passionate and talented Chefs. INTERESTED, INTERESTING, AFFLUENT and/or INFLUENTIAL CONSUMERS attend and engage to DISCOVER, APPRECIATE & SHARE events & experiences that SUSTAINABLE, RESPONSIBLE & LUXURY BRANDS MAKE POSSIBLE through their support & sponsorship. FUNDS AND AWARENESS ARE RAISED FOR ESTABLISHED NON PROFIT PARTNERS who work to PROTECT, PRESERVE & RESTORE threatened or lost OYSTER HABITAT.
The purpose of an OYSTER WEEK is to present A CELEBRATION OF THE OYSTER’S CONSIDERABLE ROLE IN OUR SHARED HISTORY, CULTURE, CUISINE, ECONOMY & ECOLOGY.
During an OYSTER WEEK we produce and present a curated collection of original and exciting Oyster-Centric events. Our event calendars have something for every budget, schedule, personality and location. From affordable & rowdy fests with rocking raw bars to refined fêtes, swanky socials, and sexy soirées, there is something for the bivalve curious and the oyster aficionado in every OYSTER WEEK we present.
LONDON OYSTER WEEK
COMING IN FALL 2018
PHILADELPHIA OYSTER WEEK - OYSTER WEEK UK - SEATTLE OYSTER WEEK
Elite Oyster Destinations and OyStar Chefs are invited and challenged to create and present cooked and composed oyster dishes. This is a golden opportunity for Elite Oyster Destinations & OyStar Chefs to “Show & Shell”. Chefs: Feature your signature cooked and composed oyster dishes and pairings for the interesting, interested and influential consumers, that are part of our community. This is an opportunity to market you PREMIUM OFFERINGS. It's THE OPPOSITE of a discount program. It is THE OPPOSITE OF "RESTAURANT WEEK". Contact us, if you’d like us to feature your offerings through our social or digital media or if you’d like to host an event.
OYSTER WEEK always raises funds and awareness for local charities, working to protect, preserve or restore oyster habitat as well as commercial and recreational oyster fisheries.
Partners and sponsors who, through their support of our events and Show & Shell program, engage in OYSTER RELATED MARKETING: A form of experiential, culinary marketing targeting high-value, value-driven consumers, who care where their food comes from and seek sustainable, responsible, authentic, craft and boutique choices in their food and dining experiences.
We are on a mission to showcase and celebrate the oyster’s extraordinary role, past, present and future in the history, culture, cuisine, economy and ecology of a city, state or region.
Since 2012 we’ve purchased, shucked, served and recycled the shells of hundreds of thousands of oysters. The positive ecological and economic results of this are staggering. To see what we mean, visit our #GiveAShuck page and examine the results of our Oyster Shell Recycling collaboration with BILLION OYSTER PROJECT from New York Oyster Week 2016.
THE OYSTERHOOD FOR CONSUMERS
NEW YORK OYSTER WEEK, MIAMI OYSTER WEEK and other future OYSTER WEEKS around the globe are flagship productions of THE OYSTERHOOD, your global headquarters for oyster appreciation, information and experiences.
Our mission is to showcase and celebrate the oyster people, places and processes that create and present oysters. In doing so we strive to protect, preserve and restore oyster habitat and be a "rising tide” for all of those who enjoy, produce, distribute or serve oysters. Please feel welcome to join us on our never-ending exploration and celebration of the oyster's role in history, culture, cuisine, economies and eco-systems, everywhere!
THE OYSTERHOOD FOR BRANDS
We create opportunities for brands and destinations to engage in OYSTER-RELATED MARKETING™. Our content and experiences attract, engage, excite and enchant high-value, value-driven (not price-driven) consumers - our community.
Our primary media and focus is experiential, as we believe that bringing our community and brand partners together in fun and "edu-taining" oyster-centric experiences. We have found this to be the best way to be authentic and bring maximum value to our community, brands and all stakeholders in the oyster industry.