In 2001, when we set out to revive our grandfather’s oyster company, the Chesapeake Bay had just recorded its lowest oyster harvest in history. Our mission seemed clear: to resurrect the native Bay oyster and put it back on the map. Just a little over a decade later, Virginia is seeing harvest tallies not witnessed in a generation, and she now leads the entire East Coast in oyster production. The Chesapeake once again enjoys its place among the great oyster regions of the world – this time, on a foundation of sustainability.
Today, we have a new mission: to celebrate good food grown well. Because, it’s always been about more than just oysters for us. It’s about good people doing great things. Which is why in 2011 we entered the restaurant business, to create venues where we could bring these great people to the table, quite literally. It’s a start. We know there’s much more to do. But for now, we invite you to come celebrate with us at stand 5-502.