Welcome to our Open Kitchen!
Cooking classes and learning experiences devoted to the dedicated home cook.
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*NEW THIS WINTER* | SCS Cooking Fundamentals
Foundational cooking methods as taught in Stratford Chefs School’s Professional Program. Take one class or sign up for the full series of 10 workshops: Boiling, Poaching, Pan Frying, Sautéing, Stir-Frying, Deep-Frying, Braising & Stewing, Roasting & Baking, Steaming, Grilling.
Intensive workshops focused on a cooking technique, dish or product. Subjects include Pasta, Bread, Fermentation, Pastry and more.
Intensive workshops focused on themed recipes followed by an opportunity to enjoy your creations. Subjects include Brunch, Vegetarian, and International Cuisines.
How Do I Use That?
Informative workshops dedicated to demonstrating how to use new-to-you kitchen tools and gadgets. An opportunity to try before you buy. Subjects include Pressure Cookers, Immersion Circulators, Spiral Slicers and Mandolines.
Open Kitchen + Bradshaws Knife Classes
Learn proper knife storage and care along with classic cutting techniques that will up elevate your cooking skills. Leave these classes feeling empowered and ready to slice, dice and chop your way to a fantastic meal at home!
Team Building & Private Events
Select dates from mid-March to the end of September
Social and educational hands on cooking events for groups of 15 to 32 allow guests to cook alongside friends and colleagues or break into teams and compete. Let us build a unique event to suit your team.
LIMITED DATES AVAILABLE THIS DECEMBER!
Team Building & Private Group | Class Topics & Pricing
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2019-20 Fall | Winter Open Kitchen Classes
Learn more about your Lead Instructor Chef Eli Silverthorne
Spring Explorer 2020
Summer Explorer 2020
Explore the culinary world during these one-week intensive courses that offer participants a sneak peek into the Stratford Chefs School’s renowned professional culinary program.
Thank you to our Open Kitchen Season Partner
Coffee Partner | revel
Wine Partner | Cave Spring Cellars
The Fine Print | Terms & Conditions:
All Open Kitchen classes purchased online or by credit card are subject to a 5% service fee. Our ticketing service hosted by universe.com includes this fee in the total listed price.
Safety regulations require students wear closed toe shoes (no sandals, flip flops or exposed toes) when participating in any cooking class. It is recommended that people with long hair wear it tied back.
The Stratford Chefs School reserves the right to cancel a class due to insufficient enrolment with a minimum of 48 hours prior notice. In the unlikely event a class is cancelled, the Stratford Chefs School will apply the course fee to a future Open Kitchen course or issue a full refund of the course fee at the participant’s discretion.
If you need to cancel a class, it is possible to get a refund (less the service fee) up to 7 days before the date of the event via your universe.com account. A credit note may be issued for cancellations received by email (email@example.com) a minimum of 48 hours before the event.
Please note that there are no credit notes or refunds for missed classes or classes cancelled less than 48 hours before the event.
Participants will be provided with an apron and all necessary tools and equipment.
Menus, recipes and instructors are subject to change as required.
Help us help the environment! In the off chance we cook too much (and you would like to take some home), please bring a container with you to help take home any leftovers. (One 1 litre container is recommended).
It is the student’s responsibility to inform (*either at the time of purchase, or by separate email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject title: Allergy Alert) Stratford Chefs School of any serious food or environmental allergies, including their nature (ingestion, contact, airborne) and severity no less than 48 hours before the start of a class. Stratford Chefs School is committed to accommodating people with allergies and reducing risk for all members of our school community and visitors. However, Stratford Chefs School cannot guarantee an environment completely free of allergens. Students who are at risk of a severe reaction such as anaphylaxis must carry an epinephrine kit with them and show the instructor where to find it in case of an emergency. In a situation where sufficient information and notice has been given, but a severe allergy cannot be accommodated, the Stratford Chefs School will issue a full refund of the course fee to the participant.
Classes are for students 16 years and older unless otherwise indicated.
For classes that include an alcoholic beverage, participants are required to be 19 years of age to be served and must be able to produce a valid government issued ID if asked for proof of age.
Current provincial regulations do not allow restaurants to serve cannabis infused edibles. Any recipes demonstrated in Open Kitchen Cooking with Cannabis classes have been developed using infused products, however the dishes cooked and tasted during class will NOT use cannabis-infused ingredients. Participants in cannabis cooking classes are required to be 19 years of age and must be able to produce a valid government issued ID if asked for proof of age.