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Owner of Matunuck Oyster Bar & Farm

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Perry Raso started digging littlenecks in Point Judith Pond when he was 12 years old. He grew up wild- harvesting shellfish, eel trapping, bull-raking clams and scuba diving for steamers. Before Perry Raso opened Matunuck Oyster Bar, he was an oyster farmer. Raso has bachelors and master’s degrees from URI in aquaculture and fisheries technology.

He founded Matunuck Oyster Farm in 2002, on a seven-acre commercial aquaculture lease, on Potter Pond in East Matunuck (South Kingstown), Rhode Island. Raso began his oyster farm with a grant from the Reed Aquaculture initiative. At this location, the shellfish nursery, grow-out and maintenance take place. Matunuck oysters are sold to restaurants and stores in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Maryland, and Georgia. Visitors can tour the farm to see how the oysters are raised and how they get directly from the water to the plate.

This pond is also where Perry’s vision for Matunuck Oyster Bar restaurant and raw bar was born. The concept for Matunuck Oyster Bar is “simple food, fairly priced, fresh products, and making sure everybody leaves happy.” Matunuck Oyster Farm supplies the Pond to Plate concept for the restaurant with fresh oysters harvested right off the waterfront patio in the pond. The restaurant opened in 2009 and has received numerous awards. Recently, the restaurant won four first place awards in the Providence Journal’s Readers’ Choice contest for best seafood restaurant, best calamari, best lobster roll and best outdoor dining.

The Farm to Table mission statement comes full circle with fresh vegetables grown on Perry Raso’s own vegetable farm on Potter Pond in Matunuck, RI. The property was originally owned by Captain John Potter in the 18th century, where a vegetable farm was operated and used for trade. Matunuck Vegetable Farm received organic certification in 2015 and fresh herbs and vegetables are grown and harvested all year. The vegetable farm supplies the restaurant with organic produce and these are also sold at farmer’s markets throughout the state.

Raso and his restaurant and oyster farm have received national acclaim in publications including the New York Times, National Geographic, USA Today, Yankee Magazine, the Boston Globe, and Chicago Tribune. His business was featured on the PBS show “Start Up”. In 2016 he gave a TedX talk in Providence sharing his story and outlining the “Importance of Sustainable Aquaculture in Our Future”. The talk has been viewed over 10,000 times.

Raso understands the importance of giving back. Ever since he graduated and founded his oyster farm, Raso has been a Coastal Fellows mentor. He is also a supporter of community endeavors from the Run4Kerri race to Welcome House, and the Westerly Warm Center. Matunuck Oyster Bar has held fundraisers to benefit local worthy causes.

Raso is on the Board of the South Kingstown Chamber of Commerce and Matunuck Oyster Bar has held an Earth Day Beach Cleanup every year for 11 years at East Matunuck State Beach when volunteers from the community come and remove tons of debris from the beach and Succotash Salt Pond.

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Perry Raso

Owner of Matunuck Oyster Bar & Farm

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Perry Raso Biography

Perry Raso started digging littlenecks in Point Judith Pond when he was 12 years old. He grew up wild- harvesting shellfish, eel trapping, bull-raking clams and scuba diving for steamers. Before Perry Raso opened Matunuck Oyster Bar, he was an oyster farmer. Raso has bachelors and master’s degrees from URI in aquaculture and fisheries technology.

He founded Matunuck Oyster Farm in 2002, on a seven-acre commercial aquaculture lease, on Potter Pond in East Matunuck (South Kingstown), Rhode Island. Raso began his oyster farm with a grant from the Reed Aquaculture initiative. At this location, the shellfish nursery, grow-out and maintenance take place. Matunuck oysters are sold to restaurants and stores in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Maryland, and Georgia. Visitors can tour the farm to see how the oysters are raised and how they get directly from the water to the plate.

This pond is also where Perry’s vision for Matunuck Oyster Bar restaurant and raw bar was born. The concept for Matunuck Oyster Bar is “simple food, fairly priced, fresh products, and making sure everybody leaves happy.” Matunuck Oyster Farm supplies the Pond to Plate concept for the restaurant with fresh oysters harvested right off the waterfront patio in the pond. The restaurant opened in 2009 and has received numerous awards. Recently, the restaurant won four first place awards in the Providence Journal’s Readers’ Choice contest for best seafood restaurant, best calamari, best lobster roll and best outdoor dining.

The Farm to Table mission statement comes full circle with fresh vegetables grown on Perry Raso’s own vegetable farm on Potter Pond in Matunuck, RI. The property was originally owned by Captain John Potter in the 18th century, where a vegetable farm was operated and used for trade. Matunuck Vegetable Farm received organic certification in 2015 and fresh herbs and vegetables are grown and harvested all year. The vegetable farm supplies the restaurant with organic produce and these are also sold at farmer’s markets throughout the state.

Raso and his restaurant and oyster farm have received national acclaim in publications including the New York Times, National Geographic, USA Today, Yankee Magazine, the Boston Globe, and Chicago Tribune. His business was featured on the PBS show “Start Up”. In 2016 he gave a TedX talk in Providence sharing his story and outlining the “Importance of Sustainable Aquaculture in Our Future”. The talk has been viewed over 10,000 times.

Raso understands the importance of giving back. Ever since he graduated and founded his oyster farm, Raso has been a Coastal Fellows mentor. He is also a supporter of community endeavors from the Run4Kerri race to Welcome House, and the Westerly Warm Center. Matunuck Oyster Bar has held fundraisers to benefit local worthy causes.

Raso is on the Board of the South Kingstown Chamber of Commerce and Matunuck Oyster Bar has held an Earth Day Beach Cleanup every year for 11 years at East Matunuck State Beach when volunteers from the community come and remove tons of debris from the beach and Succotash Salt Pond.

Perry Raso Videos

  • Perry Raso, Mantunuck Oyster
  • Perry Raso | TEDxProvidence

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  • How to book Perry Raso?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Perry Raso for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Perry Raso, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Perry Raso or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Perry Raso?

    Booking fees for Perry Raso, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Perry Raso, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Perry Raso?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Perry Raso for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Perry Raso for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Perry Raso or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Perry Raso or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Perry Raso is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Perry Raso for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Perry Raso generally travels from Providence, RI, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Mark Brand, Sean Sherman, Molly Yeh, Will Goldfarb and Paul Virant. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Perry Raso for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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