Tuition Fees

Level One

Weeks: 16
Tuition: $7,100
E-Manuals: $200 (non-refundable)
Other Fees: $800 (includes Ontario Ministry of Training Classroom Fee ($600), Security Deposit ($150), Group Insurance ($10), and Service Jacket Rental ($40))
Total: $8,100

Fee Schedule

Within 14 days of receiving letter of acceptance: $2400
July 1st: $3000
September 1st: $2700


Level One (for PCC Applicants)

Please see PCC website for more information.


Level Two

Weeks: 16
Tuition: $7,100
E-Manuals (iPad based): $200 (non-refundable)
Other Fees: $700 (includes Ontario Ministry of Training Classroom Fee ($650), Group Insurance ($10, non-refundable), and Service Jacket Rental ($40))
Total: $8,000

Fee Schedule

May 1st: $2000
July 31st: $3000
September 30th: $3000

*Note: All figures are in Canadian Dollars. Fees do not include equipment (knives, uniforms, shoes, rent/accommodations, etc.).


Loans and Grants

Students enrolled at the Stratford Chefs School are eligible to receive up to $4000 in grants. They also have access to Canada Apprentice Loans, all of which help to offset tuition and living costs.


Canada Apprentice Loans

The Canada Apprentice Loan is available to students demonstrating financial need.


Apprenticeship Incentive Grant

The AIG is available to all apprentices who have successfully completed the first or second year of a two-year apprenticeship program. The taxable cash grant may be up to $1000 per year (to a maximum of $2000).


Apprenticeship Completion Grant

The ACG is available to all apprentices who have successfully completed the Certificate of Qualification Exam (after January 2009). The ACG is a $2000 taxable cash grant.

If you are an apprentice and have been directed by the Province of Ontario to attend full-time classroom training as part of your Apprenticeship Training Program, you may be eligible to receive EI benefits while attending school. The Province does not direct apprentices to attend the Stratford Chef School for their training. The Stratford Chef School has control of who is accepted as a student, and in turn registered as an apprentice to their Sponsor Group. The Province has no input as to which applicants are successfully accepted into the program. Your EI benefit application must be submitted online from the Service Canada website. You will receive further details regarding the EI application process, including information on how you will receive the required 16 digit reference code, during orientation week. You do not need your Record of Employment* to apply for EI benefits online, but it is needed to calculate your benefits. *Your employer must provide you with a Record of Employment within five days once you have finished working.

Scholarships and Bursaries

Scholarships and bursaries are also available to students, either by application or nomination.

Level One Scholarships

Canadian Hospitality Foundation Scholarship

Due August 26, 2017


Entrance Scholarship Form


BMO Scholarships

Due July 30, 2017


Student Budget Form


Alumni Referral Scholarship

Requirements: Minimum 6 Months Working Relationship with SCS Alumni and Reference Letter
One successful applicant will receive $500 applied to Level 2 tuition
Reference Letter Due August 31


Level One ‘Support A Student Chef’ Bursary

Student Budget Form
Funding is dependent on financial need
Application Due: September 30th



Level Two Scholarships

Canadian Hospitality Foundation Scholarship

Due August 26, 2016

BMO Scholarships

Due July 30, 2016
Student Budget Form

Level Two ‘Support a Student Chef’ Bursary

Student Budget Form
Funding is dependent on demonstrated financial need
Application Due September 30

Graduation Scholarships

Stratford Chefs School Scholarship

Outstanding Achievement, Overall

T. Kent Calhoun Memorial Scholarship

Outstanding Achievement, Cookery

Garland Canada Scholarship

Outstanding Achievement, Gastronomy

Savour Stratford Perth County Scholarship

Involved in the Community through Culinary Tourism

Joseph Hoare Gastronomic Writer in Residence Blogging Scholarship

Outstanding Achievement, Writing/Communications

Iode Scholarship

In Honour of Victoria Noble

Graduation Awards

Stratford Chefs School Award

Commitment to Industry and Academic Achievement

Elizabeth Baird Award

Outstanding Overall Achievement

City of Stratford Award

Outstanding Achievement, student of Stratford origin

John Richardson Memorial Award

Outstanding Achievement, Pastry

Eleanor Kane Award

Outstanding Achievement, Gastronomy

Christopher John Sinopoli Memorial Award

Outstanding Achievement, Larder

The Vine Agency Award

By Application

Applications for the Stratford Chefs School’s two-year cookery program are accepted year-round for Canadian residents.


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