Oyster Masterclasses

Become part of the #Oysterrevolution by taking your class with The Oyster Academy

Not only will you learn with one of the most experienced internationally recognised oyster advocates, but your purchase will be supporting oyster restoration and education projects

Oyster Shucking Masterclass

Learn Skills

You will be taught by Katy ‘The Oyster Lady’ who has been leading Masterclasses for over 10 Years.

You will learn about:

  • Different Species & Appellations

  • Tasting Notes of Oysters

  • How to Shuck like a Pro

  • Simple Recipe ideas

  • Oyster Mixology Basics

  • Oyster Culture

Katy’s classes are full of extra anecdotes and little hints and tricks she has learnt and innovated along the way with her experience across the oyster industry.


Take Home Kit

We want you to fall in love with oysters and carry on shucking and eating them way past your Masterclass.

To keep you shucking you’ll take home:

  • An Oyster Knife

  • The Oyster Lady Recipe Card

  • Free Basic Membership of The Oyster Academy (which will give you previews on events and offers for London Oyster Week and other exclusives.)

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Share the Oyster Love

Did you know that Oysters are a Keystone species? And that Native oysters are functionally extinct in the wild?

Yet, farmed and sustainable oysters are one of the best things we can eat for our planet.

We set The Oyster Academy CIC up to help raise funds to advocate for the oyster industry and fund direct action with research projects, collaborations and industry support.

A percentage of every purchase with The Oyster Academy, The Oyster Lady & London Oyster Week goes towards this vitally important work.

Why Book TOA?

You will benefit from Katy’s unique experience that stretches back to her first oyster in 1987.

SInce then she has been a pioneer in the Oyster Industry, setting up oyster bars, festivals, consulting on events, innovating recipes, presenting at Food Festivals, working on oyster farms, presenting her ‘Ostrelier’ project at the World Oyster Society International Oyster Symposium, appearing on National TV and in National & International press.

She has shucked around the world searching out oyster farms and wild oyster beds in exotic places like the Saharan coast and Caribbean mangroves bringing back experience, knowledge and recipes to share.

She founded the first formal Qualification in Oyster Culture with The Oyster Academy’s Ostrelier Training.

She also Founded London Oyster Week in 2018 to promote Oyster Culture in the UK to as many people as possible due to the oyster’s cultural, ethical, sustainable, nutritious and delicious credentials.

A true oyster evangelist, with this Masterclass you will be benefiting from all these years of oyster experience, research and innovation as well as helping safeguard oysters for the future.

Join the #oysterrevolution