img_1006The story of Taking Stock Foods® centers around a friendship and a mutual desire to create something unique, thoughtful, and lasting.

Maddy Kaudy and Molly Clark met working in a steak restaurant in April of 2011. They became fast friends, loved working together, and dreamed of being able to manage their own workplace using their 25 years of combined food service experience.

That opportunity arose four years later in January of 2015, when they quit their jobs to focus on a soup restaurant concept called The Twin Cities Stock Exchange. The Stock Exchange laid the foundation of what would become Taking Stock Foods, LLC, a food manufacturing company which creates healthful, tasty broths. Taking Stock® launched on a frigid morning in December of 2015, selling bone broth to crowds of holiday shoppers at the Northeast Minneapolis Winter Farmer’s Market.

Taking Stock® honors its slogan taking the time to do things right by

  • Creating products with a focus on attaining the best flavor from simple, healthful ingredients.
  • Engaging with the community, whether it be by donating broth to the Dorothy Day Center, volunteering to judge a healthy food demonstration for 4H teens, or visiting small farmers and makers across the state. These commitments keep the business grounded in Minnesota and the unique opportunities and challenges that we face.
  • Measuring success, in large part, by the satisfaction of customers and staff members alike. As Taking Stock® grows, the business will continue to pride itself in excellent customer service and employee investment.

To learn more about product offerings, upcoming events, and how to get Taking Stock® broth into your freezer or store, visit