Kevin Joseph

Years of Participation


As founder and CEO of Empire Oyster, Kevin Joseph operates a vertically integrated oyster company. They offer the finest bespoke oyster bar catering services in the world to customers everywhere. Empire Oyster also provides and/or supports premium oyster-forward hospitality as they produce, sell and serve the best oysters in the world.

Kevin Joseph is a Master Mermmelier. Coined by Joseph in 2014, a Mermmelier is to oysters what a Sommelier is to wine. He is an "Oyster Aficionado" and a hospitality professional with a broad and deep understanding and experience with aquaculture, the oyster business, hospitality and event marketing. Joseph is the founder of Empire Oyster, Raw Lab, the OysterHood and Oyster Week.