The Oyster Academy


Oyster Culture is inherently similar to that of wine because of the way in which the same species of oyster grows differently depending on geographical location.

The Oyster Academy is a social enterprise that provides training programmes for the oyster industry which are similar to the format of sommelier and master of wine education.

Those who undertake the training will be prepared for serving oysters with authentic skill and knowledge having been trained in all aspects of oyster culture, from merroir to storage, to shucking and service.

This global first in the world of hospitality and food training will qualify you as an Ostrelier™ a new discipline designed especially for the fascinating world of the oyster.

The benefits of training include the ability to suggest and sell the oyster option on your menu with confidence and to ensure a pristine product reaches your diners table. Everybody's first time should be one that makes them come back for more oysters, a bad first experience can put people off for life.

The depth of knowledge learnt will enable the venue to offer profit enhancing options through pairings with different wines, beers and spirits.

This cultural and gastronomic layer to oyster service adds value to the bottom line and to the customer and staff experience.

Check out the programme Introduction for The Oyster Academy Level 1 Ostrelier™

London Oyster Week 2018 will be fundraising for The Oyster Academy International - See More Here




"As a social enterprise we hold the belief that being a competitive, well-run and profitable business is the best way of achieving social and environmental aims which is why this business format is so relevant to the oyster industry with the eco-hero status of this extraordinary bivalve."

- Katy Davidson, Founder.