Courses

Student achievement in the cookery program is determined based on accomplishment in both core and enhanced subject areas. At the end of Level Two, successful students will be granted either a Stratford Chefs School Certificate or Stratford Chefs School Diploma.

Level 1

Nutrition

This component will provide students with a basic understanding of modern nutritional theory and its application to menu planning in today’s restaurants. Students will learn to modify nutrient content in menus by making adjustments to…

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Amy Donaldson
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Level 1

Sanitation

In this course, students learn the basic rules of personal hygiene, the necessity of maintaining a clean establishment, how to maintain kitchen and tabletop equipment, and assess the nature and dangers of chemical cleaning agents…

Instructors

Ian Middleton
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Level 1

Writing

This course will teach students creative and business writing as it applies to the culinary field. This course will explore writing techniques for job applications, responses to complaints, restaurant reviews, marketing, social media, and food…

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Melissa Graham
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Level 1

Wine

A chef needs to understand wine and its importance in enhancing a customer’s food experience as well as its contribution to the profitability of a restaurant. This course will introduce students to key grape varietals…

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Bob Latham
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Level 1

Internship

In order to complete Level One and qualify for Level Two, each student must provide the Stratford Chefs School with evidence of having successfully completed a 7-month summer internship between Level One and Two. Students…

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Level 2

Gastronomy

This component will broaden the student’s knowledge of the field of gastronomy through reading material, group work and written exercises. The work of Brillat-Savarin is examined in order to draw parallels between the gastronomy of…

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Level 2

Restaurant Lab Menu Theory

Preparing a written menu package for one menu will provide the student chef with the opportunity to critically analyse the menu. The exercise requires students to examine the style of cuisine, gastronomical and nutritional approaches,…

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Level 2

Restaurant Lab Service

As part of the Restaurant Labs, students take on senior service roles in the dining room, acting as Maitre d’Hotel, Sommelier and Server several times during the year, receiving guidance and feedback from the service…

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Level 2

Restaurant Design

This course examines restaurant concepts such as bistro, classical and modern. The course examines everything that influences our perception of a restaurant – decor, the grooming of the staff and clients, food and drink presentation,…

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