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Trade Secrets | Pasta

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

August 19th 2017 at 10:00 am

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Trade Secrets | Summer Blush: The World of Rosé Wine

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

August 19th 2017 at 2:00 pm

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Trade Secrets | Ice Cream

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

August 23rd 2017 at 6:30 pm

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Mike Padmore

Mike Padmore

Stratford Chefs School, Class of 2015 | Sous Chef at the Breadalbane Inn

“Before attending Stratford, I had been making food for myself all my life. After graduating I was able to step into any kitchen and make it run better. As important as the improvement in my cooking skills, the discipline instilled and process improvement skills are what have allowed me to progress quickly up the ranks in the kitchen.”

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