Welcome Bekah Angoff to the Pangea Team!

We are thrilled to introduce Bekah Angoff to the Pangea community! Bekah joins us as a new Account Manager. She has been a chef for over 10+ years in some of Boston's best restaurants and knows seafood like the back of her hand. Bekah has a pretty impressive brag sheet, so make sure to ask her about her experience and pick her brain. And definitely ask her about skiing!

How did you first become interested in oysters?

I worked in a few seafood heavy restaurants as a young cook, so I was introduced to oysters quickly and painfully, via high volume dollar oyster nights. I luckily survived with all of my fingers intact. The most ridiculous thing I ever did with an oyster was garnish a Kusshi with feta cheese – an absolute abomination! The recipient of the oyster loved it, but insisted that I never, EVER do that again. For shame!

What were you doing up to a year ago?

A year ago I was working at a large seafood company as an assistant category manager, serving as an informational liaison between production and the sales team. Also, on the weekends, I am a coach for the Loon Mountain Freestyle Ski Team in Lincoln, NH.

What’s your favorite oyster and why?

Quonnie Rock – Salty, bright, clean, and perfect with champagne

What’s your drink of choice?

Milkshakes by day, bourbon by night.

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If you had one super power, what would it be and why?

Superpower? How about flight, so I can escape the spoils of the MBTA.

What song are you digging right now?

Drop the Game – Flume and Chet Faker

Welcome Kate Levinter To the Pangea Shellfish Team

We are so excited to have Kate join the Pangea team! We asked her a few questions to get to know her better:

How did you first become interested in oysters?

I first became interested in oysters  while working at the Summer Shack in Back Bay.  I had never eaten one before, but figured in order to sell them I would need to familiarize myself.  The first oyster I ate went down whole and I felt sick afterwards.  But I found myself oddly craving more the next day.  So I continued to sample them, and after a few days I was hooked! Now I would eat them every day if I could!

What were you doing up to a year ago?

A year ago I was living in Eastham, working at Mac’s Shack in Wellfleet. After spending two summers and one looong winter on Cape Cod, I was ready to come home.  I moved back to Boston in October and was part of the opening team of Row 34, Boston’s newest oyster bar. Eight months later, I decided to try something new and am now part of the fantastic team here at Pangea! 

What’s your drink of choice?

Non-alcoholic: Water! Hydration is important.
Wine: My two favorites - Raventos i  Blanc Gran Reserva Cava, and Gobelsberger Rose. Both pair amazingly well with oysters!

If you had one super power, what would it be and why?

I would like to be able to breathe underwater.  I’ve always been a water baby!

What song are you digging right now?

Favorite song right now: American Kids by Kenny Chesney - great summer song to rock out to and sing along with.

What’s your favorite oyster and why?

Sunken Meadow from Eastham. Unique savory quality.  Like chicken soup!

Please welcome Kate in the next coming weeks! She looks forward to speaking and meeting every one of our customers and fans. If you need any wine recommendations, Kate knows her stuff!