WE HAVE A TRUE PASSION FOR OYSTERS

Meet the people who make New York Oyster Week happen. And get involved as a shucker, volunteer or influencer.

 

KEVIN JOSEPH

Kevin is the Founder of New York Oyster Week & The OysterHood. He is the vision and the passion behind it all. He’s also the founder of Empire Oyster, a vertically integrated oyster company, based in NY & FL. Get to know Kevin here.

JULIE ZUCKER

Julie is a partner in The OysterHood and handles all of our media outreach and press responsibilities. Please connect with Julie through our contact form below, if you would like to do a story or a film about us or work with us as an influencer.

JANINE R. BERNARD

Janine is our marketing maven. She handles all of our social and digital media - as well as our graphic and web design. Please connect with Janine through our contact form below, if you have a general inquiry or if you would like to learn more about us.

EMILIO MEYO

EmiliOstra is our main #ShuckBuddy. In his role as Official Chef and Shucker Wrangler for New York Oyster Week and The OysterHood, Emilio is the man to talk to if you would like to work with us as a shucker or an apprentice shucker.


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OPEN POSITIONS


Oyster Shucker

We’re always looking for great oyster shuckers to work at our events. Experienced shuckers only please. We need to be sure you can shuck fast AND clean, because we serve a lot of oysters very quickly at our events. And they have to look great! If you are a good shucker, you know it. Please apply through the form below, if you're interested. 

Requirements

  • Fast
  • Clean
  • Experienced
  • Outgoing and nice
  • Well kept appearance

Apprentice Shucker

If you are still learning to shuck oysters, please apply as an Apprentice Shucker and come to our events and shuck and learn as you go. Please apply through the form below, if you're interested. 

Requirements

  • Eager to learn
  • Own and wear a chain mail / shucking glove
  • Outgoing and nice
  • Well kept appearance

Event Worker

There are lots of little things that need to be done to set up, operate and break down an event. Heavy lifting may be involved. Running heavy bags of oysters or ice may be required. You may get wet or dirty! Please apply through the form below, if you're interested. 

Requirements

  • Able to lift and carry 100lbs over short distances
  • Not afraid to get wet or dirty
  • Outgoing and nice
  • Well kept appearance

Volunteer

We always need help with things like registration, set up and clean up during and after our events. No heavy lifting required. Please apply through the form below, if you're interested. 

Requirements

  • Outgoing and nice
  • Well kept appearance

Influencer

If you have over 25,000 followers on your food or food event related Instagram account, we’ll comp you a ticket, if you agree to post (live) from an event and in advance of our event. Please apply through the form below, if you're interested. 

Requirements

  • 25,000 or more Instagram follower
  • Food / Food Event related Instagram account

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