Private Events

I believe that the best oyster experiences are life-changing. Imagine walking away with the power to make every oyster outing better. That is what In A Half Shell events are about.

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My aim is to deliver memorable and informative oyster experiences that go above and beyond what you’ll find at a restaurant or even a catered raw bar. In A Half Shell events are grounded in careful curation and personal curiosity. Every event is expertly designed, choreographed, and executed to ensure that you are getting the best products and insight available. Your guests will leave feeling both satiated and more enlightened about oysters. Kick start your pursuit of becoming an oyster connoisseur with me!

Types of Events That I Offer

OYSTER TASTING & PAIRING: Kick start your journey to become an oyster connoisseur with this informative and fun pairing event, guided by oyster sommelier Julie Qiu. Explore different oyster varieties, pairings, and sample new and exquisite oyster creations. Capture your new tasting notes in the 33 Oysters on the Half Shell journal.

OYSTER SHUCKING WORKSHOP: Take your half shell game to the next level with this hands-on workshop where you learn and practice how to shuck oysters for yourself! Once you graduate, you’ll also earn yourself an awesome In A Half Shell oyster knife!

CUSTOM: I’m always up for trying something new, so if you have another kind of oyster event in mind, let me know! Whether it’s an oyster bar crawl, farm tour, or meeting of the minds, anything is possible.

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  • 3 weeks notice is highly recommended.