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.

Glenn and Yvette Wickert

Glenn and Yvette Wickert

Parents of Jalen Wickert (SCS Class of 2017)

“As parents, we were extremely impressed with the organization and welcoming nature of the school. The Stratford Chefs School promised to be hands-on and personal with small classes and many qualified instructors who brought real-world experience to the kitchen. This promise became reality and our son flourished under instruction from top-end Chefs, including many visits from highly regarded Chefs from around the world.

The facilities are world class and allowed him to work with equipment that he will see in the real world.

In addition to the high quality instruction, he was able to connect with employment at Rundles Restaurant in Stratford under the watchful eye of Chef Baxter, a world renowned Chef. This experience between semesters has helped mature our son and teach him the level of excellence that is expected of Stratford graduates.

He wrote and passed his Red Seal after graduation and has the goal of working at some of the finest restaurants in the world before eventually opening a Michelin Star restaurant of his own.

Stratford Chefs School and the Stratford community were a perfect fit for our son. We highly recommend the school to anyone pursuing excellence in food preparation, especially to begin a career in fine dining.”

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.


*This Employment Ontario Apprenticeship In-Class Training is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.  


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