About Us

Welcome to Stock Options!

Stock Options was established in 2004 in Portland, Oregon inspired by the desire to provide discerning chefs with the foundational elements of gourmet-quality sauces, soups, stews and signature dishes found on any fine dining menu. Refined in our founder’s kitchen over thirty years of restaurant experience, we are proud to present our products to you.

We produce high-quality frozen stocks and demi-glaces that are cooked, cooled, stored, and delivered with exceptional care. Our products are handmade with careful attention to detail and quality at every stage of production. Stock Options Classic Beef Stock, Premium Veal Stock, Roasted Chicken Stock, Gourmet Fish Stock and Fresh Vegetable Stock as well as Beef Demi-glace and Veal Demi-glace.

What we put in the kettle

All the ingredients in our stocks and demis are carefully selected. There is nothing in our products other than bones, vegetables and herbs. The only sodium in the beef broth is from tomato paste painted onto the bones in the last half hour of the roast. Excess fat is carefully removed from the kettle during the cooking cycle to preserve and enhance the flavor and quality of the essential ingredients.

The bare bones

Our beef bones come from ranchers who follow hormone-, steroid-, and antibiotic-free vegetarian feeding practices. Chicken bones are provided by organic, free-range poultry farmers. We also use locally-sourced, organic produce whenever possible.

How we cook it

Stock Options beef and veal stocks are 24-hour processes. After a slow roast, the bones are cooked quickly in a kettle at high heat with vegetables and herbs. Then the stock is “put to bed” for a flavor-enhancing overnight simmer. It takes 5 ½ hours to make a batch of chicken stock, including a 1 ½ hour roast. Roasted vegetable stock and blond fish stock require slightly less cooking time, but they’re prepared with equal care. Our ultra-rich demi-glaces are pure reductions. No starch, no roux, just a little port and red wine added.

We do the work; you reap the benefits

Made by chefs for chefs, our classic, all-natural products are carefully created from scratch in small batches to exacting standards, ensuring the highest possible quality. Naturally free of preservatives, thickeners, gluten and added salt, our stocks and demis deliver rich, flavorful and healthy dividends to any table.

For inquiries or additional information:

P.O. Box 15175
Portland, Oregon 97293

phone 503.236.7610
fax 503.943.6162

contact us by e-mail