SO much is going on these days at Hooked! Though Fall is typically a time where things slow down for us on the retail side of things, we haven’t stopped for a second. We’ve got sold out classes until December, a new class schedule up and ready to go, a few large charity events happening in the coming weeks, HOLIDAYS to prepare for, a brand new team of keen staff training AND the new shop on Ripley Avenue to open. Whew:)

New + classic Hooked classes = great gifts
I’ve worked with Deborah and Sarinya to bring you a terrific new class offering for 2020. Though you will recognize many, we’ve added some fun new themes to this season’s roster. While you should definitely consider booking a class or two for yourself, our classes make for easy and popular gift giving. Classes can be purchased through our website or by gift card to the recipient. Giving the experience of a night out at Hooked means learning new cooking techniques and eating beautiful fish in a fun and relaxed setting. We think they’re pretty much the perfect gift. Have a look at our 2020 offering HERE

What’s On The Table is November 20th
There are charity events that we look forward to months ahead and this is one of them. Held at the AGO, What’s On the Table is the gala benefit that fundraises programming dollars for The Stop, a community food centre in Toronto’s West End. The Stop is a food bank, a resource centre, a drop in centre, a food education centre and a community hub and lifeline.
We love dreaming up our offering each year, creating a dish that highlights the beautiful fish we work with. For this year’s event, we will be serving lightly smoked B.C. sturgeon with a chowder cream to the 400 guests attending.  To Purchase Tickets

Happy Holidays 2020
We are gearing up our production to be ready for all of your holiday fish wishes!  Believe it or not, NOW is when we begin all of the curing, brining, smoking, slicing, crab cake production, oyster ordering, lobster buying… to be ready for our busiest time of the year. We are always open on December 24th and December 31st, and happily take orders. We will also be offering our 50 for $60 oyster deal again this year, with fantastic oysters from Nova Scotia. Orders can be called in to your closest shop!

The new shop on Ripley Ave is almost open.


This is Dan outside of the new shop on the first of October.

Building in this lovely city of ours has its challenges… Our open date has been moved to early December due to fun inspection schedules. We can’t wait to open our doors to the South Kingsway + Cheese Boutique neighbourhood!!! Stay tuned for the opening day announcement.

I’ll be shucking oysters tomorrow evening at the Cheese Boutique at a benefit for St. Joe’s, so will look forward to meeting some of our new customers then.

New store, new team!
Our new retail director Robert, has been with us now since August. He has been an AMAZING addition to our team. He’s been tasked with a ton of hiring given the new shop and some of our team moving on. We are excited to welcome Mitchell, Brian, Katie, Victoria, Nicole, Daniel, and Rob.

Thank you for being a part of Hooked life. Our team of wonderful people thank you too.

I really hope to see you in the shops soon,