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Red Oyster USA

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About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

Based in New York City, Red Oyster USA is a boutique oyster catering company that can serve fresh oysters at weddings and events. The team created the roving oyster shucker, a service that adds a memorable touch to any gathering. Founded over two decades ago in Europe, the culinary experts are talented with both cuisine and entertaining a couple's loved ones. The combination helps enliven your wedding in a unique way sure to add to the everlasting memories of your special occasion.

Cuisine

In order to provide guests with the freshest oysters, Red Oyster USA sources its cuisine from family-owned oyster farms. During your event, the professional oyster shuckers open the mollusks on the spot for your guests, giving them the chance to enjoy flavorful shellfish. The shuckers, referred to as Oystertainers, are excellent at conversation and knowledgeable about the oysters they serve.

Services Offered

Knowing that each couple is different, the team at Red Oyster USA can customize a package to fit specific wedding needs. They take into consideration the guest list, the chosen venue, as well the time frame a couple wishes the Oystertainers to be present for. The team is able to travel throughout the US and Europe.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up
Tastings

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres
Server(s)
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
Local

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
No Pork
Nut Free

What bar services do you provide?

Champagne Toast
Rated
5.0
out of 5.0
Recommended by 99% of couples
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    Dana R. Married on 10/09/2021
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    The best of the best!

    Absolutely fantastic experience, it took our celebration to the next level! Our guest were so impressed by the quality of the oysters and the professional and super friendly “oystertainers”. Super reliable and professional team from the booking to delivery. They understood the importance of our special day and delivered on the highest level. Red Oyster USA Thank you for making our day so special. We will be booking again and we recommend them whole heartedly.

    Red Oyster USA's reply:

    Thank you very much. It was our pleasure to oystertain your guests and good to hear they had a great time.
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    Jb Married on 10/02/2021
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    Oysters @ Our Wedding Cocktail Hour

    Coordinating with their team was wonderful, and detailed/thoughtful communication across the board. Great/Fresh oysters, our guests truly loved the surprise add to our amazing cocktail hour. Would recommend to any Oyster lovers alike!

    Red Oyster USA's reply:

    Thank you very much, our oystertainers loved to oystertain your nice guests and it was absolutely a great sunny wedding!

Awards

  • 8
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner

Pricing

Team

Angelique van der Made
Angelique van der Made
co-founder and VP

Hi, I am Angelique and moved in Summer 2017 from the Netherlands to US to set up Red Oyster USA. We are doing Oystertainment® for almost 20 years in Europe and it was time to expand our business to the US. Since then we did many weddings, rehearsal dinners, cocktail hours, receptions and all kinds of parties and events. To set up a new business in a new country is not always easy with the diference in culture and language (you still hear my Dutch accent). In my free time, I am busy with our 3 kids (who love it here in the US) and their sports. And I love to walk with our brown Lab, Sam through the woods.

Sidney Boria
Sidney Boria
Oystertainer and creative spirit

Sidney is our first Oystertainer in the US and from the first training she was hooked! She traveled to Europe to get more inspiration and was part of the team which ran the TEFAF oysterbar. Because of her expertise and craftmanhip, she trained all the American oystertainers, oystertained many parties and events and does our virtual oyster shucking classes. She is a very creative and free spirit, a graphic designer and loves her two cats!

Matijn Wijn
Matijn Wijn
President and co-founder

Matijn is the founding father of Oystertainment®. Driven by his great passion for oysters he wanted that everyone could enjoy the experience of eating oysters. More than 20 years ago he started the Oestercompagnie in the Netherlands. It was an overnight succes and we have been oystertaining in Europe and now also in US. Oysters are fascinating and he can talk about oysters for hours. Matijn had the idea of roving oystershuckers because he enjoyed working with great oysters and great people, and 20 years later, he still loves it. He can be very proud that the Oystertainment that he has invented is still very much alive and kicking! Whether it's a high end art fair, a small reception or the wholesaler who sells our oysters, he connects instantly with everyone. His ideas for new oyster products or services are endless and its hard to stop him. He likes to ride his bike, to cruise with his dreamcar on the country roads or buidling a new treehouse. And whenever he is in France, he will search on the local fleamarkets for authentic oyster plates! The wall in our headoffice is almost full!

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228 East 45th St Ste 9E New York, NY, 10017
212 380 1134

08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
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Red Oyster USA frequently asked questions

At Red Oyster USA, what does the full wedding catering service cost include?

At Red Oyster USA, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • Tastings

What event services does Red Oyster USA offer for weddings?

Red Oyster USA offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up

What catering services does Red Oyster USA provide for weddings?

Red Oyster USA offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Server(s)
  • Tastings

What types of cuisine can you find at Red Oyster USA?

At Red Oyster USA, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • American
  • Local

What dietary needs can be accomodated at Red Oyster USA?

At Red Oyster USA, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • No Pork
  • Nut Free

What type of bar services does Red Oyster USA provide for wedding events?

Red Oyster USA provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Champagne Toast

What percentage of users recommend Red Oyster USA and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Red Oyster USA is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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