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Meet the Maker: Rifko Meier Oysters XO
by Daniela Johnson
Chesapeake Bay Magazine
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Rifko Meier can shuck an oyster without even watching to see what he’s doing.
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Los Angels Times
Rifko Meier owns New York catering company Oysters XO and introduces oysters to many first-timers.
The oyster shucking helps “bring the party to life,” Beahm said.
The Knot Pro
The Oysters XO girls and guys were dressed in their best Alpine gear shucking oysters all night long!”
“An oyster shucker provided guests with treats from the sea, complete with a choice of sauces.”
“Attendees enjoyed delicious hour d’oeuvres provided by RSVP Catering as well as roaming oyster shucking by Oysters XO. “
New York Time
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“There’s an oyster girl! What more do you want?”
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“at every event that we do, everyone’s blown away that someone is walking up to them and shucking live…”
New York Weddings
For a classy touch, serve up tasty aphrodisiacs during your cocktail hour with this bivalve-focused catering company.
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“Roger Grossenbacher of Brown Harris Stevens, enjoys freshly shucked oysters…”
New York Post
“For impressing big clients”
Miami New Times
“What better surprise as you’re drinking a glass of champagne than to have someone walk up to you with three buckets and say…”
“From the Great Gatsby premier and the White House Correspondence Dinner, to intimate weddings and personal garden parties, large and small events can all be made better with Oysters XO.”
Oyster Girls move among party guests…
The cocktail hour reflected the couple’s love of Champagne and oysters. Servers delivered fresh oysters on the shell.
Daybreaker co-founder Eli Clark-Davis learns how to shuck oysters from the Osyter XO’s Rifko Meier.
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“The charming girls, outfitted with oyster-carrying belts, were total pros at shucking the oysters!”
“Guests wined and dined on an impressive spread that featured staff who came right up to you to personally shuck your oysters.”
Another popular attraction were the on-tap oyster girls…”You’re a one-woman oyster bar.”
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“As an interactive alternative to a stationary raw bar, roaming servers from Oysters XO shuck oysters on the spot, with buckets of oysters hanging from their waists.”
“If you think Y chromosomes go better with mollusks, allow us to introduce the Oyster Guys, foxy young things who rove with a bucket and shucking knife, bringing briny goodness straight to your mouth…”
Rifko Meier’s Oysters XO will hand-deliver fresh oysters at your next party.
“Personal oyster shuckers get the party started.”
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“The Oysters come straight from the oyster farm to the party and create a unique experience for guests. Yes – the world is your oyster!”
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“The oyster girls,” as they’re known, dress according to the occasion and are schooled in discussion points on mollusks’ aphrodisiac qualities, plus they can be rented by the hour. Because naked sushi is so last decade.”
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The Local Palate
We sat down with the oyster expert to hear about the origins of his company and his passion for bivalves.
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Post and Courier
Mike Bourie of Oysters XO, a mobile oyster shucking company, recently took a tour of the Charleston Oyster Farm with Caitlyn Mayer and Tom and Peter Bierce.
“She’ll deploy a small army of shuck enthusiasts armed with buckets of your chosen oysters on ice, condiments at the ready and one metal mesh glove.”
“Your average raw bar, it’s so, well, stationary. And non-interactive. If you want to spice up the mollusk service at your next party, consider calling in Oysters XO.