Kensington Quarters Butcher Heads Out on Her Own
Heather Thomason who has been Kensington Quarters’ head butcher and fellow butcher Cecilie May are branching out on their own. The pair have started Primal Supply Meats. The business is committed to providing sustainable, pasture-raised meat to Philadelphia. They will supply primal and custom cuts to restaurants and meat subscriptions to families and individuals. Also look for Primal Supply Meats at High Street Farmers’ Market beginning this Saturday June 4th. High Street Farmers’ Market is located in front of Fork and High Street on Market at 308 Market Street. Hours are Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Kensington Quarters, which saw its opening butcher, Bryan Mayer return to New York, has installed chef Damon Menapace to oversee the butcher shop at the restaurant. Menapace and his team will run the operations and build the sales case.
In addition to what’s currently butchered and offered to sale through the butcher shop, Menapace will expand the selection of value-added products (marinated steaks, more charcuterie, more sausages). The new selections will also reflect some of the restaurant menu’s offerings. So if a guest enjoys a dish at the restaurant, they might be able to purchase it ready-to-cook from the case and make it at home, fooling dinner guests who will be none-the-wiser.