Buttermilk Supply is a Chicago-based shop working to offer a highly-curated selection of the finest handmade kitchen knives, tools, and lifestyle goods. We believe in supporting the craftsmen, so we only carry goods made primarily by hand. As our catalog shows, we love materials that show the hands of our craftsmen and will later show the use of your hands.

We were chefs first, shopkeeps second. A tool should not just allow your work, but improve your work. We only offer tools that we are proud of and would be proud to have in our own pro kitchens.

SAM MCDERMOTT
Owner / Chef

Having spent his entire working life in the industry, Sam worked through the ranks of Michelin-starred kitchens across the country. After leaving his executive chef position, he traveled Japan searching for the finest handmade tools in the world. Though not in the kitchen every day, Sam still hosts a series of underground dinners. His voice is the one you will most often hear in this shop.