The Stratford Chef School Welcomes Culinary Heavyweights Oseland
and Yde-Andersen to Stratford and Toronto
This month brings a bounty of culinary star power to Southern Ontario, starting with the Stratford Chefs School hosting Danish Henrik Yde-Andersen, the head chef and co-owner of Kiin-Kiin, the only Michelin-star rated Thai restaurant in the world. At the same time, the School hosts Saveur Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, the incomparable James Oseland, as he prepares to host Stratford Chef School’s latest writer-in-residence program.
Modern Thai is Chef Yde-Andersen’s culinary palate, and his restaurant, described as “charming” by the Guide Michelin, is his playground. The name means “come and eat,” which is exactly what Yde-Andersen, who trained in Thailand for four years, wants guests to do with abandon. He’s taken Thai and elevated it to Michelin’s exacting standards – and he’s done it with the help of Stratford Chef School graduate Kiki Sontiyart, who works with him at Kiin-Kiin. Yde-Andersen has Denmark’s only Thai farmer growing Thai herbs and spices for him so that the flavours are more balanced, vibrant and reflective of the cuisine that seduced him when he first tasted it in Thailand so many years ago.
Chef Henrik Yde-Andersen will instruct students at the Stratford Chef School during his first stint as Celebrity Chef in Residence, an invitation that gives Stratford students a cutting edge, hands-on career-boost. For dinner reservations call the School at 519-271-1414 or check out Henrik’s menus at stratfordchef.com
James Oseland, Editor-in-Chief of Saveur, America’s most critically acclaimed food magazine, takes up residence as the Stratford Chefs School’s Gastronomic Writer in Residence on November 25, 2012. Under his stewardship, Saveur has won more than 35 awards, including numerous James Beard journalism awards. Meet James over lunch at Jamie Kennedy at the Gardiner Museum, on November 25th at 11:30 in Toronto. For reservations and tickets, call the Stratford Chefs School at 519-271-1414.
On December 4th at 5:30 pm at the Cook Book Store in Toronto, James Oseland will be on hand to speak to cookbook maven Alison Fryer about life behind the “big desk” at Saveur, followed by a brief Q&A with media. Get your questions ready, because he’s not just whip-smart - he’s funny too!
Oseland presents a public lecture in Stratford at the dazzling new University of Waterloo, Stratford campus on December 5th at 7:00 pm. Hear more about “How James Oseland began to know the world by eating his way through it” followed by a Q&A session and book signing. For more information, call the Stratford Chefs School at 519-271-1414.