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.

Ashley Burnie

Ashley Burnie

Stratford Chefs School, Class of 2018 | Current Position: Backhouse, Niagara-on-the-Lake

“Since graduating and spending a lot of time with folks who didn’t go to SCS, I realise the incredible breadth of this education. Being exposed to so many different menus, techniques and disciplines has been incredibly valuable in the workplace. I have a confidence and cultivated instinct to effectively problem solve; and the knowledge not just to understand how to do something but *why*. I can’t wait to learn more and more, armed with this amazing foundation, provided by SCS.”

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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