Creating a World That Gives a Shuck

About Oyster Master Guild

Oyster Master Guild is an international network of oyster sommeliers, oyster shuckers, growers, purveyors, and supporters who are committed to advancing oyster appreciation and service standards through education, training, and community.

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About the Level 1 Oyster Appreciation Fundamentals Course

This course covers the foundational knowledge and skills of oyster appreciation, including oyster species & appellations of North America, oyster biology, a bit of oyster history, how to taste and describe oysters, how to shuck oysters properly, sustainability, nutrition, how to select and buy oysters, and how to give and get the best oyster experiences. No prior experience necessary!

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2024 Scholarship Cohort

Introducing our first cohort of Jetty Rock Foundation X Oyster Master Guild Scholarship recipients. Jetty Rock is proud to support continued education to further promote oysters, oyster farmers, and the ecological benefits of these amazing bivalves. The 2024 cohort recipients represent locales from Maine to Florida, NJ to California, Canada and Australia.

Meet the Class of 2024

About the Scholarships

The Jetty Rock Foundation is proud to support 8 students looking to expand their oyster knowledge in hopes of furthering their career.

The scholarships are offered once per year and will be evaluated based on the application below. Jetty Rock and Oyster Master Guild hope to support those who may not have financial needs to cover the costs of the class.

• Recipients will receive access to the Level 1 Course and Exam as part of the scholarship.

• Anyone can apply, no restrictions based on location.

• While experience in relevant fields is a plus it is not required.

• The application period is now closed and recipients will be notified by 2/12/2024.

• The OMG L1 Online Course is self-paced and available to start at any time.

• The course will be made available for 180 days after enrollment.

Applications Are Now Closed