Friends for Haiti – Saturday, September 8, 2012 6:30 – 11:00 p.m. Duxbury Beach

Photos from Friends for Haiti 2012

The Event

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Sunset Cocktails

Signature Bombay Sapphire cocktails crafted by Jackson Cannon of Eastern Standard Kitchen and The Hawthorne.
Corazon Del Mar Raw Bar, stocked with Island Creek Oysters of course.

Passed Hors d’oeuvres by Future Chefs

7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Interactive Chef Stations

14 of Boston and New York’s favorite chefs create unique dishes side by side to be paired with craft beverages.
Silent Auction stocked with ICO favorites

Live Auction

9:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Dancing, Dessert and Cigars Under the Stars

Live Music by New Orleans Jazz & Blues Vocalist Samirah Evans and Her Handsome Devils

Desserts by Flour Bakery and Coffee

Note:  All guests must be a minimum of 21 years of age.

Event Overview

This all-inclusive event will take place under a spacious tent situated between the dunes of Duxbury Beach.  The evening will begin with ICO’s iconic raw bars loaded with unlimited oysters as well as passed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails created by Boston’s favorite barkeep, The Hawthorne’s Jackson Cannon. Cocktails will be followed by sunset over the Back River and short plates created by some of the the best chefs in the country.  Our food lines are renowned for their brevity, but queuing up with chefs, winemakers, farmers, musicians and philanthropists ensures our lines are one of the night’s best forms of entertainment. Other highlights include live music, and a cigar lounge under the stars. All proceeds from Friends for Haiti directly benefit our collaboration with Dr. Valentin Abe of Caribbean Harvest to  purchase Tilapia Fish Farming Kits and related supplies for Haitian families in Lake Azeui.

Our Final List of Chefs – What a Line Up!


Passed hors d’oeuvres by Future Chefs, Desserts by Flour Bakery, Bread from Iggy’s Bread and beer provdide by Maine Beer Company and Narragansett Brewery.

Thanks to our Generous Sponsors!

Ballard Fish and Oysters Co.
Chip and Allison Batchelder  Bombay Sapphire
Cafco Construction Management
Cathartes Private Investments
Cordage Commerce Center
Duxbury Financial
M. Baldwin Dunn
Ketcham Supply Corp., Purveyors to the Oyster Trade
Marty’s GMC Buick Isuzu, Kingston
Mintz Levin
R. Murphy Knives
Andy and Lisa Rockett
Shawmut Design & Construction
The Stanton Foundation
Cathy and John White

And a Special Thanks to Our In Kind Donors:

3 Princes Consulting
All Heart PR
Bombay Sapphire
Eastern Standard Kitchen
Frost Productions
The Hawthorne
Island Creek Oyster Bar
Linens by Alice
Maine Beer
Marty’s GMC Buick Isuzu, Kingston
Mass Hauling/Capital Paper Recycling
Moosabec Mussels Inc.
Mintz Levin
MS Walker
Narragansett Beer
PBD Events
Peterson Party Center

Become a Sponsor

Equally at home in the muddy world of farming and the white-linen world of the nation’s finest restaurants, our oysters and our brand appeal to a diverse set of people who share at least one common quality: good taste. This preference starts at the palate, but it extends in equal measure to responsibly-run businesses, earnest philanthropy, and joie-de-vivre.  Hitch your wagon to the ICO love, join the fun, and help improve the way the world feeds itself all in one night–become a Friends for Haiti sponsor in 2012.  Sponsor Kit (PDF).

Bragging Rights

The $100,000 donation funded by last year’s Friends for Haiti bought starter kits for 240 families who grew 40,000 lbs of fish in three months, pulling them out of abject poverty and taking a big step toward providing the people of Haiti a local, sustainable source of protein.

“Friends for Haiti brought some of Boston’s best chefs to Duxbury Beach.” The Boston Globe, Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

“A delightful evening… If Oysters are aphrodisiacs, everyone went home horny but not hungry!”  Improper Bostonian, Jonathan Soroff

Awarded “Top Ten Food, Wine & Industry Events 2011” by Biz Bash