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A Visit to Vietnam

I spent 2 full weeks of my Christmas holiday this year in Vietnam, visiting my partner-in-love Larrissa. We travelled from South to North and back by plane, bus and motorbike (the king of transit in Vietnam). I ate my face off and had some of the best experiences of my…

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Bo Stelmach: Level 1 Experiences #3

Below is the winning recipe from Cook The Books, prepared and served by Emma House and Heather Mitchell, assisted by Dan Lipton

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Bo Stelmach: Level 1 Experiences #2

It was a victory full of “local” ingredients for Student Chefs Emma House, Heather Mitchell and Dan Lipton last Saturday at Toronto’s Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.

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Bo Stelmach: Level 1 Experiences #4

The tradition continues, Stratford Chefs School students caring for their community. Three Level 1 students volunteered to participate in Soup’s On, preparing a delicious soup, The King Soto’s Chicken Soup, a recipe taken from James Oseland’s wonderful book, “A Cradle of Flavor”

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Bo Stelmach: Level 1 Experiences #5

It’s a Friday night, January 25th. A vast number of students across Ontario – Canada – the western world, I think, are looking forward to unwinding, having a few drinks and just having some fun with friends.

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Student Bo Stelmach - Level 1 Experiences #6

Excitement. Fatigue. Anticipation. Demotivation. Exhaustion. Exhuberance. Nervousness. Anxiety. Triumph. Elation. Reflection. Joy. Appreciation. Hope.

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Bo Stelmach's Big Break: Level 1 Experiences #7

Obsessed with food at the ripe young age of 7 he realized that, without the food and without eating, there would be no human life. It may seem mindlessly obvious, but Oseland states emphatically that food does not seem to be a very important part of what we do. Only…

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Faculty/Staff Posts

Ryan O'Donnell Abroad #1

I’m sitting watching the last of the afternoon sun set below the mountains behind the city of Menton. Menton, on the eastern edge of the French Riviera, has been a vacation destination for Italians, Russians, and sun-seeking French for decades. It’s Mediterranean climate and 340 cloudless days a year, coupled…

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SCS Cooks the Books with Malaysian Spicy Noodles! by Bo Stelmach

“A great experience,” was how this year’s Taste Canada’s Cooks the Books competition was described by Stratford Chefs School’s Brandon Murch and Dan Lipton, after having time to digest their performance at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, November 3rd and 4th.

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Ryan O’Donnell Abroad #2: A bit of insight into stage living

The kindness of strangers is incredible. At the moment (and for the last three weeks) we are crashing with a friend of a friend of a friend in the Principality of Monaco. Anna is a lovely person and she and the other links in the friend chain are quickly becoming…

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School History

From the Class of 1985

My fondest memory of the School is John Bex as a pastry teacher. He was a born teacher, always came to class prepared and he made allowances for students to express themselves individually. For instance, I could not make sugar pastry flowers for love or money. So I chose to…

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Valentine's Day Massacre

We call it the Valentine’s Day Massacre. Each group was to create a theme luncheon to celebrate Valentine’s Day to be held in-house at the Church restaurant. The ‘Good’ group with all the goody students…

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