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

Get Cooking! | Game Day Food

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Sunday, January 27th, 2019
at 1:00 pm

Intensive workshops focused on themed recipes.

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Open Kitchen

Trade Secrets | Coffee & Doughnuts

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Sunday, February 10th, 2019
at 1:00 pm

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

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Open Kitchen

Trade Secrets | Pasta

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Sunday, February 24th, 2019
at 1:00 pm

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

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International Inspirations: Alice Waters, Chez Panisse

Dexter Kiriopoulos

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
at 6:30 pm

Poached Cod with Pickled Vegetable Relish

Bread and Onion Soup with Red Wine

Roast Chicken with Wild Mushrooms en Papillotte and Garden Salad

Caramelized Pear Tart with Late Harvest Riesling Ice Cream

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International Inspirations: Daniel Patterson, Coi

Kyle Hesketh

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Thursday, January 17th, 2019
at 6:30 pm

Dungeness Crab Encased in its Consommé, Buttered Crab

Savory Chanterelle Porridge, Pig’s foot, Sorrel

Poached and Grilled Lamb, Chard, Garum

Carrots Roasted in Coffee Beans

Passionfruit Baba, White Chocolate, Honeycomb, Coriander

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International Inspirations: Ben Shewry, Attica

Christopher Bassel

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Friday, January 18th, 2019
at 6:30 pm

Pink Shrimp, Lemon Balm, Lemon Oil

Purslane, Cucumbers, Pumpkin Seeds

Smoked Roast Rib, Pickles and Oak-Wine Salt 135

Heidi Gruyere, Walnut, Red Wine Distillation

Happy Fruits’ Organic Almonds

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International Inspirations: David Kinch, Manresa

Sean Hannam

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Saturday, January 19th, 2019
at 6:30 pm

Garden Beignets and Crispy Leaves

Lightly Smoked Oyster with lemon Ice

Veal and Albacore Tartare, Cabbage and Capers

Assorted Potatoes, Soft and Crispy with Curds and Whey, a Norinade

Deer with Roasted Date and Brussels Sprouts

Milk and Chocolate

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ICR: Ryan Brown, Annabel's (London, England) | SCS Class of 2006

Mitchell Roy

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
at 6:30 pm

Tuna Tartare, Yuzu Truffle Dressing, Vegetable Crisps
Aromatic Crispy Duck Salad

Chicken & Octopus Anticuchos

Steamed Bass, Banana Leaf, Black Bean
Baby Chicken, White Miso, Lime

Grilled Broccoli & Spicy Sweet Potatoes

Yuzu Granita

Matcha Cheesecake, Hibiscus & Raspberry

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ICR: Ryan Brown, Annabel's (London, England) | SCS Class of 2006

Ryan Morrison

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

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

Beef & Oyster Tartare, Grilled Sourdough

Smoked Eel, “Salad Lyonnaise”

Stone Bass “Mariniere”

Comté, Parsnip & Treacle Cake

Gianduja Palet, Grapefruit

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ICR: Ryan Brown, Annabel's (London, England) | SCS Class of 2006

Kate McDougall

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

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

“Nikkei” Guacamole, Vegetable Crisps

Japanese Aubergine, Labneh, Black Garlic

Cauliflower Curry, Moilee, Yoghurt & Spelt

Corn Tamale, Black Truffle & Wild Mushroom

Exotic Fruit Vacherin, Coconut

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ICR: Ryan Brown, Annabel's (London, England) | SCS Class of 2006

Jordan Clayton-Douglas & Alexander Pivnick

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Friday, January 25th, 2019
at 6:30 pm

Scallop Carpaccio, Caviar, Green Apple

Pumpkin Soup, Brioche

Potato Gnocchi, Black Truffle, Parmesan Foam

Steak Diane, Confit Onion, Black Truffle

Pistachio & Chocolate Tart, Fleur d’Oranger

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ICR: Ryan Brown, Annabel's (London, England) | SCS Class of 2006

Tanner Wituik & Christopher Bassel

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Saturday, January 26th, 2019
at 6:30 pm

Fried Chicken Royale, Tahini & Caviar

Stone Bass Aguachile, Avocado Tomato
Salmon Tiradito, Lemongrass & Panca Chilli

Braised Shortrib, Gochujang & Kaffir Lime
Grilled Black Cod, Thai Spiced, Fragrant Herbs
Miso Glazed Aubergine, Aji Amarillo & Arare

Hibiscus Granita

Crunchy Chocolate Mousse, Molle Pepper

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ICR: Carlo Coxon, Grain Store (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Nathan Graff-Rowe

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

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

Grilled Oysters, Spinach & Hollandaise

Tuna Carpaccio, Fresh Herb Salad

Polenta, Pumpkin, Truffle, Parmesan Foam

Rack of Lamb, Braised Shoulder, Caramelised Garlic, Dauphinoise, Thyme

Chocolate Tart, Orange Crème Fraîche

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ICR: Carlo Coxon, Grain Store (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Jules Faulkner

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

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

Gravadlax, Caper & Fennel Salad

Crab Ravioli, Vegetable Julienne, Bisque

Heritage Beetroots, Goats’ Cheese,
Orange, Chicory, Caramelised Walnut

Monkfish, Braised Oxtail, Horseradish, Potato Purée

Crème Brûlée, Rhubarb, Shortbread, Maple Syrup

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ICR: Carlo Coxon, Grain Store (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Cody Wideman

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

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

Poached Oysters, Cucumber & Ginger Beurre Blanc

Lobster, Tagliatelle, Caviar, Bisque

Truffle Gnocchi, Chestnut & Salsify

Smoked Pigeon, Puy Lentils, Hickory, Ardrahan Cheese

Apple Tart Tatin, Vanilla Ice Cream

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ICR: Carlo Coxon, Grain Store (Edinburgh, Scotland)

David Monkhouse

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

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

Chicken, Chilli, Lime & Coriander ‘Shooter’
Confit Chicken Bon Bon

Scallop, Maple Syrup Glazed Pork Belly, Apple & Watercress

Sweet Potato & Spinach Rotolo, Beurre Noisette

Venison, Salsify, Cavolo Nero, Brambles

Plum & Almond Tart, Pedro Ximinéz, Crème Anglaise

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ICR: Carlo Coxon, Grain Store (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Mark Dickey

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

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

Halibut Ceviche, Lime, Jalapeño, Chervil

Octopus, Heritage Potato, Aioli

Pumpkin Ravioli, Chestnut & Sage

Rib Eye of Beef, Ox Cheek, Crispy Tongue,
Parmentier Potatoes, Oyster Mushrooms

Chocolate Fondant, Maple Syrup, Crème Fraîche

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International Inspirations: David Chang, Momofuku

Thomas Noftall

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

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

Roasted Scallop with Pickled Chantrelles and Nori

Cured Hamachi with Horseradish-Edamame Purée

Marinated Hanger Steak Ssäm

Fried Apple Pie

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International Inspirations: Frank Pabst, Blue Water Café

Trent Gadbois

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

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

Kusshi Oysters with Pickled Vegetables and Horseradish Foam

Sesame-crusted Scallops with Japanese Eggplant

Smoked Black Cod with Beluga Lentils

Hazelnut Financiers with Vanilla-Poached Pears

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International Inspirations: Eric Ripert, Le Bernardin

Jessica Johnston

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

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

Layered Crab, Avocado, and Potato with Yellow Aji Pepper Sauce

Albacore Tuna Poached in Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Potato Crisps and Light Red Wine Béarnaise

Crispy Braised Pork Belly and Baby Calamari Basquaise

Chestnut Parfait with Oven-Roasted Bosc Pear and Candied Orange Peel

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International Inspirations: Gordon Ramsay, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

Barbara Langford

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

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

Butternut Squash Velouté with Sautéed Cèpes, Scallops, Parmesan Crisp, and Mushroom-White Truffle Tortellini

Seared Loin of Tuna with Poached Veal Fillet and Caper Dressing

Roast Saddle and Leg of Rabbit, Cauliflower, Haricot Blanc and Young Lettuce

Apple Parfait with Honeycomb, Bitter Chocolate and Champagne Foam

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International Inspirations: Pascal Barbot, L'Astrance

Kassandra Smart

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

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

Sesame | Tomato-Red Currant | Banyuls Vinegar

Crab | Avocado Ravioli | Sweet Almond Oil

Pork | Cockle | Treviso

Lamb | Black Curry | Eggplant

Vacherin | Citrus | Ricotta

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International Inspirations: Hiro Sone, Terra

Travis Matt

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

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

Tuna Tartare with Spicy Lemon-Ginger Vinaigrette

Petit Ragout of Sweetbreads, Mushrooms and Prosciutto

Medallions of Lamb with Anchovy-Black Olive Sauce and Artichoke Fritters

Orange Risotto in Brandy Snaps with Passionfruit Sauce

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International Inspirations: James Walt, Araxi | SCS Class of 1991

Martin Hernandez

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

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

Salmon Tartare with Seaweed

Seared Scallops with Cauliflower Tempura

Crispy Duck Confit with Lentils and Honey-Roasted Carrots

Pineapple Upside-Down ‘Tart’

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CGC Dinner: Neil Baxter

Dexter Kiriopoulos

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Thursday, February 14th, 2019
at 6:45 pm

*We ask that all guests please arrive for 6:45PM*

Menu TBA

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CGC Dinner: Jon Rennie

Zachary Phillips

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

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

Menu TBA

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CGC Dinner: TBA

Jacob Confurius

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

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

Menu TBA

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CGC Dinner: Michael Lam & Gastao Rodrigues

Kyle Hesketh

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

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

Menu TBA

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CGC Dinner: Nuit Regular, PAI Northern Thai Kitchen (Toronto)

Thomas Noftall

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

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

Menu TBA

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CGC Dinner: TBA

Sean Hannam

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

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

Menu TBA

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CGC Dinner: Melanie Blouin

Jessica Johnston

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

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

Menu TBA

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CGC Dinner: Scott Roberts & Aaron Dalton

Trent Gadbois

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019
at 6:45 pm

ALL GUESTS ARE ASKED TO ARRIVE FOR 6:45PM

YELLOWTAIL / Geoduck / Kaffir Lime / Green Chili
LOBSTER / Lemongrass / Coconut / Galangal
CRAB / Cucumber / Coriander / Celery
RED DEER / Long Pepper / Wild Rice / Matsutake / Dry Miso

STURGEON / L’Arpege Egg / Smoked Potato / Caviar
OYSTER / Vermicelli / Cucumber / Sambal Oelek
TEA SMOKED SALMON / Ikura / Yuzu

SHRIMP / Brioche / Wasabi / Napa Cabbage / Togarashi
SWEETCORN / Takoyaki Sauce / Bonito / Aonori

CUTTLEFISH / Mangalitza Lardo / Water Chestnut / Ginger / White Pepper
EEL / Black Bean / Sea Truffle
DUCK / Abalone / Gochujang / Barley Miso

BANANA / Foie Gras / Kyoho Grape / Salted Caramel / Peanuts
NASHI PEAR / White Chocolate / Cocoa Butter
ÎLE FLOTTANTE “Koh Samui”

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CGC Dinner: Eric Robertson & Daniel Hadida, The Restaurant at Pearl Morissette (Jordan Station)

Kassandra Smart

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

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

Menu TBA

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CGC Dinner: José Matamoros

Martin Hernandez

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

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

Menu TBA

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CGC Dinner: Randi Rudner

Travis Matt

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Thursday, February 28th, 2019
at 6:30 pm

Menu TBA

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CGC Dinner: Mike Booth

Barbara Langford

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

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

Menu TBA

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Vanessa Wagar

Vanessa Wagar

Stratford Chefs School, Class of 2015 | Manager at The Scone Witch (Ottawa)

“The experience and knowledge of the Chef Instructors surpasses any other course or program I’ve looked at. The level of knowledge learned by graduates of SCS is also far superior then any other graduate students I’ve seen first hand that apply for a job at my business. As an older student I had doubts but SCS gave me the support and determination to finish the program. Turns out it was the best decision of my life! Thank You SCS!!”

Open Kitchen | 2019 Spring Explorer Course

A week long intensive sneak peek of the Stratford Chefs School’s

professional culinary arts program during March Break.

This hands-on intensive is perfect for anyone interested in examining a future career in the culinary arts. Successfully apply to the Stratford Chefs School after completing the Spring Explorer Course and have $400 applied towards the tuition for the Preparatory Course.

Monday, March 11 to Friday, March 15, 2019       10:00am – 2:00pm daily

Instructor: Eli Silverthorne        $400 per person (including HST)

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