“We all have a background in restaurants, both on the cooking and service side. I think between us it’s a combined 9,746 years – or feels like it anyway,” says Jason Becker, one of the owners of Stock-in-Trade butcher shop on The Danforth. “And we like to invite groups to come to our shop for a night of hanging out, talking, eating and drinking.” The ownership group’s welcoming nature and industry experience fuelled a new idea inside the space: supper clubs.
A private room in the back of the restaurant houses a supper club for six to 16 people for $100 a person. “What ensues is a five-course meal that features many of our products in the shop and is a reflection of our inspiration,” Becker says. “We have a few dishes that we tend to keep up our sleeves but we always like trying different things. It is served family style, on large serving platters that are set right on the table.” Wine and cocktails are available for purchase, but the butcher shop and supper club also has a liquor license that allows guests to bring their own wine, beer and liquor to the space.
“A few things we can attest to are that we thoroughly enjoy cooking for everyone and we very much enjoy showcasing a component from many of the products that we have in house,” Becker says. “We can also say that we’re fairly certain no one has ever left hungry.”
Stock-in-Trade is also starting to set up public supper club events, too, where diners can book as many seats as they like and partake in the experience with other members of the community. Bookings can be made via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The butcher shop is located inside 7 Numbers restaurant at 307 Danforth Avenue.