Based in Santa Cruz, California, Rich Water Oysters offers specialty Oyster Catering to weddings and special events throughout the Central Coast, San Francisco Bay Area, Napa Valley & beyond. 

Our Oyster Bar offers a fun, engaging experience for your guests as the oysters are freshly shucked and served on a bed of ice alongside delicious sauces, citrus and mignonettes.  We place great importance on presentation, and understand that beauty is in the details.  From linens to serving pieces, each detail is thoughtfully curated to enhance the beauty of the oyster bar, and create a warm and inviting atmosphere for you and your guests.  It is our goal to offer a unique and authentic experience that everyone will remember.  

Whether you are planning a wedding, hosting a business mixer, or throwing an anniversary party, Rich Water Oysters is the perfect way to enhance any special event.  To inquire about availability and pricing for your wedding or event, please send us a message.  We look forward to hearing from you!


Rich Water Oysters is the epitome of fresh delicacy!
— Mary N., Santa Cruz, California



Inspired by her love of coastal living and quality seafood, founder and Santa Cruz resident, Antonette Kortie, strives to create a unique culinary experience for her clients and their guests. With her experience working at the Santa Cruz Harbor and selling seafood at local Farmers' Markets, Antonette places great emphasis on freshness, sustainability, and locally sourced ingredients.  

Her greatest passion is creating a fun and enjoyable experience with each interaction, and seeing the joy that fresh, delicious oysters brings to her guests.

Antonette - what a lovely party! Everyone raved about you and your oysters! We will definitely be throwing another party with you in the new year!
— Lenora C., Big Sur Vineyards