Where The Best Chefs Train - Stratford Chefs School

Where The Best Chefs Train

Not-for-Profit career college focused on the innovative, hands-on training of high quality, aspiring chefs and culinary entrepreneurs.

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Open Kitchen

Open Kitchen | Trade Secrets | Celebratory Wines: Best Bottles for the Holiday Season

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017
at 1:00 pm

Let sommelier Bob Latham guide you through the best bottles to serve with your holiday feast.

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Open Kitchen

Open Kitchen | Trade Secrets | The Drunken Fruitcake: Holiday Tipples and Libations

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Sunday, December 10th, 2017
at 1:00 pm

During this fun and interactive session, you’ll learn how to prepare, measure, and mix delicious, holiday themed cocktails.

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Open Kitchen

Open Kitchen | Home for the Holidays: Hanukkah Party!

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Sunday, December 17th, 2017
at 4:00 pm

As the days grow longer and we all seek out warmth and light, join us for a holiday party that highlights the the Jewish Festival of Lights, Hanukkah!

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International Inspirations: Thomas Keller, The French Laundry

James Toynton

Friday, November 24th, 2017
at 6:30 pm

Soft Poached Quail’s Egg with Applewood-Smoked Bacon

Dungeness Crab Salad with Cucumber Jelly

Pan-Roasted Bass with Artichoke Ravioli

Braised Breast of Veal, Yellow Corn Polenta Cakes, Glazed Vegetables and Garlic

Ashed Chevreaux with Slow Roasted Yellow and Red Beets and Beet Vinaigrette

‘Candied Apple’ Crème de Farina with Poached Apples and Ice Cream

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International Inspirations: Ben Shewry, Attica

Erik Cholod

Saturday, November 25th, 2017
at 6:30 pm

Snow Crab

Purslane Branch, Cucumbers, Pumpkin Seeds

Pigeon, Licorice, Bitter Onion, Celery

Happy Fruits, Organic Almonds

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Student Dinner Menu

Cory Miller

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017
at 6:30 pm

Squash Soup with Citric Crème Fraîche

Carrot Salad

Crispy Pork Belly with Collard Greens and Potato Purée

Pecan Pie and Beer Ice Cream

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Donnah Borooah

Donnah Borooah

Stratford Chefs School, Class of 2016 | Chef Instructor and Chef's Assistant at Dish Cooking Studio and Lucy Waverman for Globe and Mail

“The information taught at SCS takes choices from a matter of opinion and habit to being researched and thought out. I find that my voice and style as a Chef are respected because my SCS education has given me such a stable foundation that is well respected throughout the industry. Courses such as Commodities and Gastronomy have provided me with the inspiration to aim for a Masters Degree in Food Studies. Without these courses, I would not have experienced such great stepping stones toward research in food and culture.”

The Order of Good Cheer

November 18th, 2017

Celebrating the first recorded Canadian dinner event; inspired by traditional Acadian food.

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Student Posts

Student Blog Post: Stepfanie Spencer

As new cooks, we are constantly learning: techniques, flavours, equipment we’ve never seen or used before. Everything is fresh and exciting and we want to excel with them all. Skill, knowledge and experience are all required to be a good chef, but knowing how to use them with refinement is…

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