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.

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Open Kitchen

SCS Cooking Fundamentals | 10 Class Series

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
at 11:00 am

Foundational cooking methods as taught in Stratford Chefs School’s Professional Program

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Open Kitchen

SCS Cooking Fundamentals | Boiling

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
at 4:00 pm

Foundational cooking methods as taught in Stratford Chefs School’s Professional Program

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Open Kitchen

Trade Secrets | Sourdough Bread

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Monday, November 4th, 2019
at 6:00 pm

Intensive workshops focused on a cooking technique, dish or product.

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Modern Classics

Alex Abrantes

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
at 6:30 pm

Beggar’s Purse with Smokey Vegetables

Panisses with Mango Chutney

Wedge Salad with Buttermilk Dressing, Barley and Sprouts

Roasted Cauliflower Steak with Potato Gnocchi and Ginger Vinaigrette

Pineapple Fritters with Piña Colada Sauce

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Modern Classics

Emma Preston

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Thursday, October 24th, 2019
at 6:30 pm

Spanish Small Plates!

Banderillas
Spanish Omelet
Mackerel Escabeche
Salt Cod Fritters
Spicy Empanadas with Romesco
Veal Meatballs in Smoked Tomato Sauce
Burst Fruit with Churros, Warm Ganache, and Beet Sorbet

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Sustainable Farm to Table: A Literary Dinner

Julian Rey

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Friday, October 25th, 2019
at 7:00 pm

Appetite for Words | Sustainable Farm to Table: A Literary Dinner
Featuring: Andrew Coppolino

BOOK TICKETS
Call SCS Admin office 519.271.1414 or book at www.stratfordwritersfestival.com/tickets

Menu:

Brassicas with Charred Onion, Potato Purée, and Olive Oil

Roasted Squash Soup with White Beans, Smoked Crème Fraîche, and Crisp Bacon

Leg of Lamb “Cleopatra” wth Harissa and Couscous

Little Carrot Cakes with Raisins, Cajeta, and Warm Sabayon

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Farm to Table Literary Dinner with Andrew Coppolino

Iain MacCallum

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Saturday, October 26th, 2019
at 7:00 pm

Appetite for Words | Farm to Table: A Literary Dinner
with Andrew Coppolino

BOOK TICKETS
Call SCS Admin office 519.271.1414 or book online at www.stratfordwritersfestival.com/tickets

Menu:

Pozole Rojo with Hominy we nixtamalize ourselves

Celery Root Bagna Cauda

Coq au Vin, with Latkes and Roasted Carrots

Quince Tarte Tatin with Parsnip Ice Cream

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Modern Classics

Nathan Bellaire

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
at 6:30 pm

Shrimp Dumplings with Fresh Kimchi and Soy Vinaigrette

Arugula, Spinach Salad with Grilled King Oyster Mushrooms

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Smokey Peanut Mole

Lindsey’s Chocolate Cake with Sicilian Sabayon

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Modern Classics

Christian Schiller

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019
at 6:30 pm

Chicken Samosas with Charred Pepper and Galangal Salsa

Tomato Egg Drop Soup, Smoked Butter Poached Shrimp

Duck Leg with Pot au Feu Vegetables and Potato Pavé

Warm Apple Charlotte

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Modern Classics

Faye Cain-Merrill

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Thursday, October 31st, 2019
at 6:30 pm

Beggars Purse with Soy-Cured Trout and Citrus Sauce

Striped Beetroot salad with Smoked Cheddar, Beet Juice and Raspberry Vinaigrette

Grilled Chicken Breast with Peppercorns and Sesame Vinaigrette, Bok Choy and Bacon

Apple Crumble Tart with Champagne Foam, Hazelnut Ice Cream

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Modern Classics

Dyson Smirle

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Friday, November 1st, 2019
at 6:30 pm

Scallop Empanadillas with Cucumber Sauce

Garlic Fish Stew

Grilled Chicken with Chili Sauce, Roast Cauliflower and Chickpea Fritters

Poached Pear, Fresh Cheese, Passion Fruit Caramel, Hazelnut Cake

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Modern Classics

Matthew Burpee-Jones

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Saturday, November 2nd, 2019
at 6:30 pm

Pan-Asian Small Plates!

Vegetable Spring Rolls
Pot-Stickers
Shao Mai
Steamed Pork Buns
Green-Wrapped Flavour Bundles
Shrimp in Hot Lime Leaf Broth
Vietnamese Salad Plate with Pickled Bean Sprouts
Thai-Style BBQ Chicken
Steamed Sticky Rice
Sweet Corn Fritters

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Modern Classics

Eric Lavryssen

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
at 6:30 pm

Yakitori Skewers

Chicken and Coconut Soup

Oyakodon: ‘parent-and-child’ donburi

Crème Caramel with Caramel Corn and Plums

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Modern Classics

Fiona Johnston

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
at 6:30 pm

Curried Potato and Pickled Eggplant Tart

Grilled Cauliflower with Green Mango and Butter Gravy

Goat Cheese, Leek and Potato Gratin with Beet Juice

Tortellini with Smokey Eggplant and Bell Pepper Broth

Broken Dried Fruit Pudding, Cajeta, Brown Butter ice

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Modern Classics

Bailee Letman

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Thursday, November 7th, 2019
at 6:30 pm

Pork Satay with Peanut Sauce

Smoked Trout with Jerusalem Artichokes, Green Sauce and Rice “Poofs”

Tortellini of Veal, Spinach, and Parmesan cheese

Caramel Apricot Brioche Pudding with Late Harvest Riesling Ice Cream

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Modern Classics

Erin Reece

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Friday, November 8th, 2019
at 6:30 pm

Spinach Gnocchi, Cauliflower and Saffron Vinaigrette

Crispy Cod Cakes with Preserved Lemon and Coriander Oil

Twice Cooked Pork Belly, Beans and Green Mole

Armagnac and Caramelized Walnut Parfait, Prunes and Red wine

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Modern Classics

Arthur Hsieh

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Saturday, November 9th, 2019
at 6:30 pm

Grilled eggplant and pesto tart

Cauliflower Soup with Pan-Seared Scallops

Pan-Fried Arctic Char with Ratatouille

Double Lemon Tart

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Modern Classics

Ethan Young

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019
at 6:30 pm

Chicken liver Mousse with Pineapple-Black Peppercorn Salsa

Vegetables a la Grecque, Shaved Mushrooms

Poached Trout with Brown Butter Sauce

Hazelnut Financiers with Vanilla Poached Pears

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Modern Classics

Jaewon Choi

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
at 6:30 pm

Grilled Black Pepper Shrimp on a Stick

Leeks Vinaigrette with Anchovies and Eggs

Lamb and Butternut Squash Couscous

Chocolate and Coffee Tart with Condensed Milk Ice Cream

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Modern Classics

Cory LeBlanc

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Thursday, November 14th, 2019
at 6:30 pm

Thai Small Plates!

Grilled Chicken Skewers
Bean Sprout and Potato Fritters with Pineapple Nam Prik Sauce
Hot and Sour Soup
Green Papaya and Crispy Pork Salad
Thai Red Duck Curry
Table Sauces
Fruit Sundae in a Wine Infusion, Coconut Sorbet

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Modern Classics

Julia Hancock-Song

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Friday, November 15th, 2019
at 6:30 pm

Empanada with Chorizo and Romesco Sauce

Roast Beetroot Terrine with Arugula, and Goat Cheese Croquettes

Cured Pork Loin with Fennel Gratin, Caramelized Onion and apple relish

Red wine Poached Figs, Little Financier and Blue Cheese

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Modern Classics

Aaron Dettlinger

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Saturday, November 16th, 2019
at 6:30 pm

Charred Chili-Rubbed Beef Skewers with Thai Basil Dipping Sauce

Grilled Sweet Potato, Shaved Fennel, Goat Gouda, Lemon and Dill

Duck Confit with Japanese Braised Eggplant, Crushed Potatoes and Chimichurri

Passion Fruit Baba, Coriander, Green Apple Ice

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Modern Classics

Sam Brohman

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
at 6:30 pm

Duck Confit Samosas with Mushrooms, Burnt Bread Sauce

Striped Beetroot with Smoked Cheddar, Beet Juice and Raspberry Vinaigrette

Poached Trout with Provençal Vegetables and Sauce Maltaise

Chocolate Tart

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Modern Classics

Ashley Stock

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
at 6:30 pm

Panisses with Smoked Crème Fraîche and Pickled Apple

Seafood Posole with Ceviche

Chicken Breast, Steamed Leeks, Green Vinaigrette

Blueberry Crumble Tart, Sweet Potato Sauce, Brown Butter Ice

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Modern Classics

Skyla Whalen-Tucker

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Thursday, November 21st, 2019
at 6:30 pm

Charred Tandoori Shrimp Cocktail, Apple and Mango

Butternut Squash Tortellini with Carrot Juice and Smoked Butter, Toasted Sunflower seeds

Roast Duck Breast Tagine and Israeli Couscous

Passion Fruit Panna Cotta, Mango Sorbet and Mango Wafers

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Modern Classics

Mohammed Barakat

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Friday, November 22nd, 2019
at 6:30 pm

Little Mushroom and Tomato Tarts with Taleggio

Grilled Spicy Bean Curd, Peanuts and Thai Basil

Roast Sweet Potato Salad, Cabbage and Kohlrabi, Corn Granola

Pea and Cauliflower Chickpea Pancakes, Green Vinaigrette

Roast Pears, Gingerbread Cake, Piña Colada Sauce, Almond Ice

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Modern Classics

Campbell Smith

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Saturday, November 23rd, 2019
at 6:30 pm

Warm Mussels with Marinated Vegetables

Frisée salad, Lyonnaise-style

Roast Cod with Squid Ink Risotto

Crème Caramel with Marinated Oranges

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Modern Classics

Clement Filewod

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019
at 6:30 pm

Spanakopita with Syrian Zucchini Dip

Parsnip Soup with Chorizo and Almonds

Coq au Vin with Crisp Chicken Skin, Potato Latkes, and Roasted Vegetables

Spice Cake with Caramel Ice Cream

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International Inspirations | Jean Georges Vongerichten

Alex Abrantes

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019
at 6:30 pm

Shrimp Dumplings in Fragrant Lemongrass Broth

Crunchy Fried Squid Salad

Charred Sirloin with Soy, Garlic, Coriander and Steamed Spicy Eggplant

Coconut Panna Cotta

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Katy Chan

Katy Chan

Stratford Chefs School, Class of 2018 | Current Position: Bar Neon, Toronto

“What I learned the most at SCS was the value of planning; being organized; and having structure. Time management skills are so essential to success in the kitchen and in life. I learned the value of teamwork, working together, building each other up, and supporting each other.”

What Sets Stratford Chefs School Apart

 

 

Innovative Program

Our unique program model is method-based, hands-on, experiential, work-integrated learning.

High Quality Program

An enriched, immersive curriculum with exceptional standards and small classes.

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.

Alumni

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 32 Week Professional Diploma Program!
Classes start October 22, 2019

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