Since 1985, our grads have gone on to operate their own businesses, take positions at prestigious restaurants, and continue to learn and branch out to other areas of the food and hospitality industry as sommeliers, hotel managers, nutritionists, educators, and more.
Learn about their experiences and where they are now!
Graduates of the Stratford Chefs School’s Cookery Program make up a network of close to 900 alumni worldwide.
“When I decided to be a chef, I made it a goal to pick the best culinary school in the country to build a solid foundation. I chose the Stratford Chefs School, mostly for its reputation for producing talent, for its intense training program, and for the intimate student-teacher ratio. I certainly wouldn’t be where I am in my career without the connections I made and the skills that I learned there.”
Carl Heinrich | Executive Chef and Co-owner, Richmond Station, Toronto | Top Chef Canada 2012 | Stratford Chefs School Class of 2005
Alondra Galvez (Class of 2003) has travelled a great distance both personally and professionally in life. Accompanying her along the way were the tastes and memories of her grandmother’s kitchen as a young child growing up in Reynosa, Mexico. At age 11 she moved to Canada and her adopted country gave way to another culture of cooking, but her roots were never far behind her.
When asked what she found special about Stratford Chefs School, she says, “The labs were exceptional, hands-on experiences working with food that was so different. Working closely with the instructors, meeting the other students. It’s a lifestyle. You get drawn to each other.”
Alondra Galvez | Chef-Owner, El Cactus Taco Shop | Stratford Chefs School Class of 2003
We’d love to hear from our Grads! Tell us about your School experience, and where you are now!
Refer your most promising cooks to Stratford Chefs School to further their culinary education and realize their potential. They may be eligible for a $500 scholarship!
Discuss current and evolving issues in the hospitality and culinary world. The SCS Alumni Association (SCSAA) private online group is open to all SCS Alumni, and makes networking with other grads easier.