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.

Summer JL Baird

Summer JL Baird

Stratford Chefs School, Class of 1998 | Owner, The Hintonburg Public House, Ottawa

“The Stratford Chefs School provided me with the tools needed to excel in the restaurant industry. The small-scale class sizes and hands-on approach attributed to my accomplishments today. Not only did I gain a solid foundation of culinary skills, but also the discipline and knowledge required to open and run my own restaurants. From the budget and design to creating quality food and drink, the courses cover everything you need to get started and the clout and connections to get you where you want to go.

The students are fortunate to work alongside world-renowned chefs and professionals who are active in the industry. I feel this ‘real life’ exposure compliments the training and is rare to find. SCS is the perfect recipe for success in the industry and why so many graduates go on to have such exciting and impressive careers.”

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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