Parts & Labour, Dog & Bear, The P&L Burger and P&L Catering
Born in New Brunswick and raised in Ontario, Matthew (Matty) James Matheson rose quickly through the culinary ranks. He completed chef training and culinary management at Humber College in 2003 and from there took a job at Le Select Bistro. In 2007, after three years, Chef Matheson left his position as junior sous chef, to run the kitchen at La Palette in Toronto’s iconic Kensington Market. His French training at Le Select and La Palette, combined with his instinctual Canadiana cooking skills, led to Oddfellows, a one-table-only unique culinary experience that closed its doors in February 2011.
In spring 2010, Chef Matheson continued the dynamic relationship with the Oddfellows founders at The Social Group’s newest restaurant and live music venue, Parts & Labour, in Toronto’s undeniably cool Parkdale neighbourhood. At the age of 31, he serves as Parts & Labour’s executive Chef, where he satiates the appetites of hungry diners daily with haute cuisine. In 2011, he co-founded Toronto’s wildly successful Group of 7 Chefs, where thematic monthly dinners take over various Toronto venues.
In 2012, The Social Group, Chef Matheson, and a newly appointed team of event experts launched P&L Catering, bringing Matheson’s rogue culinary experiences to unique venues across the city. In 2013, Chef Matheson’s Parts & Labour burger won first place in the Toronto Edition of Country Music Television’s Burger Wars, out-stacking The Burger’s Priest and Dangerous Dan’s Diner. Feeding off of this success, The Social Group launched its latest offering in Toronto’s burger mecca (Queen West and Spadina) December 2013: The P&L Burger. The in-and-out style, 15-seat shop serves seven gourmet burgers and eight sides, each envisioned by Chef Matheson.
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About Parts & Labour
Opened in 2010 to major acclaim, Parts & Labour has established itself as a cultural hub in Toronto’s trendy Parkdale neighbourhood. Located in a former garage, with repurposed fire extinguishers hanging from the ceiling, this 6,000 sq. ft. space features haute cuisine in an industrialized setting. Executive Chef Matty Matheson infuses the menu with his flair for meat, love for seasonal vegetables and penchant for bold flavours. The space was designed by renowned design group Castor and accommodates 120 people for a seated dinner and 250 for a cocktail reception. THE SHOP – the basement of the building – features a live-music venue with a low-key vibe known for its late night dance parties, and also accommodates 150 guests for private events.
Monday & Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday to Saturday – 6pm to 2am (Dinner – 6pm to 11pm)
Sunday – 11am to 2am (Brunch – 11am to 3pm; Dinner – 6pm to 11pm)
1566 Queen Street West, Toronto
For more information about The P&L Burger, Dog & Bear, and P&L Catering, visit www.thesocialgroup.ca.
Jillian Lockwood, Senior Account Executive, Faulhaber Communications
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