Current Writer in Residence - Stratford Chefs School

Current Writer in Residence

Joseph Hoare Gastronomic Writer in Residence 2018: Jane Sigal


The Stratford Chefs School is proud to announce 2018 Joseph Hoare Gastronomic Writer in Residence
is Jane Sigal, author of Bistronomy: Recipes from the Best New Paris Bistros. Read Jane Sigal’s biography here.

Join Us for JHGWIR Events!


Appetite for Words : A Literary Festival with a Culinary Twist! | October 25 – 28, 2018

Experience the literary and culinary arts in a new way at this innovative festival featuring literary dinners, tastings, and workshops.

Stratford Chefs School is pleased to partner with the Stratford Writers Festival on this unique event now in its second year. Appetite for Words will feature the these Joseph Hoare Gastronomic Writer in Residence events:



Join Jane Sigal in lively conversation with Alison Fryer as they discuss the food scene, culinary writing today, why cookbooks are still relevant, and Paris.

Monday, October 22 | 7:00 pm

Ben McNally Books | 366 Bay Street, Toronto

This is a FREE event, however, as space is limited, ticket holders will be granted first access.

TASTE OF FRANCE : A Literary Dinner with Jane Sigal

A four-course literary dinner inspired by Jane Sigal’s Bistronomy, and executed by the Level 2 students of the Stratford Chefs School

Friday, October 26 | 7:00pm | $75 per person

Stratford Chefs School Kitchens | 136 Ontario Street, Stratford


MASTER THEORY CLASS with Author Jane Sigal 

An opportunity to join a Level 1 Stratford Chefs School Food Writing Class.

Saturday October 27 | 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Stratford Chefs School Learning Centre | 186 Ontario Street, Stratford

FREE | RSVP required | Space is limited

EATING WORDS | Stratford

Join Jane Sigal as she uses slides to take you on a behind-the-scenes tour of the creation of her book Bistronomy: Recipes From The Best New Paris Bistros.

Thursday, November 1 | 7:00 pm

Stratford Public Library | 19 St Andrew Street

This is a FREE event, however, as space is limited, ticket holders will be granted first access.


Details and tickets are available through the Stratford Writers Festival website.

Follow Appetite for Words on INSTAGRAM!

#AFWStrat #AppetiteForWords #JHGWIR

Ticket Links and More Events TBA!

Summer 16 Week Diploma Course

Earn your Cookery Diploma this Summer!





You’ll learn the basics of classical cookery and pastry in five hands-on classes per week.

Cookery and pastry classes are coupled with theory classes in subjects related to the culinary and hospitality fields including: communications, writing, food costing, food history, sanitation, nutrition, wine and kitchen management.

The program runs from June 3 – September 20, 2019.

Successful students will graduate with a Cook: Basic – Level 1 Diploma.

Learn More / Apply Now

Subscribe to our newsletter for updates.