Jacob Wharton-Shukster explains his business pivot in these most challenging of times.

Jacob Wharton-Shukster explains his business’ pivot in these most challenging of times.


In this first look at how our good friends in the food, wine, beer, and spirits world are adjusting to what has rapidly become the new normal in this time of COVID-19, we speak to Parkdale restaurateur (Chantecler/Chantecler Boucherie/Le Phénix) Jacob Wharton-Shukster.

Jacob’s excellent butcher shop Chantecler Boucherie has proven itself to be a very popular location in these trying times, whilst his Le Phénix pop-up restaurant has pivoted to provide delivery and pick-up food.

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Stay safe out there.

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Jamie Drummond

Edinburgh-born/Toronto-based Sommelier, consultant, writer, judge, and educator Jamie Drummond is the Director of Programs/Editor of Good Food Revolution… And he highly recommends the food from Jacob’s establishments.