Where The Best Chefs Train • Stratford Chefs School

Where The Best Chefs Train

Not-for-Profit career college focused on the innovative, hands-on training of high quality, aspiring chefs and culinary entrepreneurs.

Sam Bavaro

Sam Bavaro

Stratford Chefs School, Class of 2015 | Chef de Partie, Scaramouche (Toronto)

“During my time at SCS I was told by almost every instructor how staging or working abroad or even just outside of Ontario can benefit a young cook. For me, this theory proved true as I experienced things I never thought possible through 4 jobs/stages outside of Ontario. This is just one aspect in which I found the instructors at SCS really push the students to exit their comfort zones and strive to go further.”


(July 20, 2016)

What Sets Stratford Chefs School Apart



Innovative, World-class Program

Our unique program model is method-based, hands-on, experiential, work-integrated learning, safely adapted to Covid-19 protocols.

High Quality Program

An enriched, immersive curriculum with exceptional standards and small classes. Collaborative, experiential learning through practical classes, Dinner Labs, and Dinners To Go, with strict adherence to Public Health requirements.

Expert Instructors

Our approachable Chef Instructors and Guest Chefs bring diverse experience and culinary backgrounds to our collaborative, real-world learning environment.

Not-for-Profit Model

Profits are reinvested into our program and facilities; fundraising helps keep tuition costs realistic.


SCS is widely recognized for training cooks who become the best chefs. Our reputation is built on Alumni success stories.

Applications are now open for our 16 Week Summer 2021 Diploma Program and our 32 Week Professional Diploma Program 2021-22!

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