That’s a Wrap!

September 20, 2023

That’s a WRAP!

The weeks have flown by and our 16-Week Summer students are now in their final week of exams. As they present their Bistro projects, write comprehensive final exams, and complete their last Practical Cookery exams, they are giving it their all, pushing through to the finish line! 
Above: Thai Lettuce Wraps (N. Baxter)
Now with a sound understanding of the methodologies of cooking under their aprons, our students have spent the last weeks of class participating in Enriched CookeryIndianMexican, and Thai menus were cooked by our students. These International menus provided more opportunities for our students to understand world cuisines, work with a variety of ingredients, learn new techniques, and practice those techniques acquired over the past four months. 
Menu Days afforded the students the opportunity to prepare and execute a multi-course meal during their Practical Cookery class. Each student was assigned recipes and took complete responsibility for the work they had been assigned. With a keen focus on seasoning, cooking times, and presentation, Chef Baxter and our students delivered delicious meals to lucky staff and special guests. 
Above left-right: Thai-Style Barbecue Chicken with Steamed Glutinous Rice and Mango Chutney | Grilled Eggplant Tart Baked Foccaccia | Photos by N. Baxter
Congratulations to our Summer Students! As you continue on with your culinary journey and practice all that you’ve learned, we hope you continue to explore, study and learn. We look forward to welcoming you back to Stratford Chefs School very soon! 


We’re getting ready for the beginning of a new School year!


We’re excited to have Students begin classes on October 24! And that means our popular Student Chef Dinners will also launch for another season! Reservations for the Modern Classics Dinner Series will open in early October. 


Back By Popular Demand! Learn foundational cooking methods as taught in our Professional Program. This is your opportunity to explore cooking techniques through a series of twelve 4-hour hands-on, Sunday daytime classes. These intensive public workshops are perfect for the advanced home cook who is looking to learn the theory and science of food, as well as hone their dinner party skills! Limited capacity, books your spot beginning next week!


Limited Availability for our final Class of the Season

The intersection of education, hospitality and passion at which the SCS Staff live and work is phenomenal, and the dedication and care that they each bring to every aspect of their role at the Chefs School is the reason that this institution is so special. I’ve learned so very much about this industry and about life while I’ve been here, but the biggest lesson I will take away from any of this is the importance of giving a damn. All of you give a damn, and it has changed lives at this place since 1983.”
Jonathon Farrell | Stratford Chefs School Class of 2023 Valedictorian
The Stratford Chefs School provides the training to create world-class chefs who are comfortable working in any kitchen environment. Its immersive, approachable, interactive curriculum provided me with the tools and confidence that I needed early on in my career to make the transition from the school setting to the workforce. Perhaps most important to me are the lasting friendships that were made, the ongoing support from the SCS community, and exciting collaborations with other alumni.”
Alondra Galvez | Owner/Chef, El Cactus Taco Shop | Stratford Chefs School Class of 2003
The Stratford Chefs School offers an unparalleled learning environment in which students are immersed in a hands-on, realistic approach of what to expect in the culinary industry. My experience at the Stratford Chefs School exposed me to various cuisines, a limitless spectrum of cooking techniques, and an opportunity to work directly with renowned chefs. The calibre of the instructors, and their cumulative experience in the field, laid the foundation on which I could build the confidence I needed in order to pursue my career path.”
Yva Santini | Chef, The Flour Mill, St. Marys | Stratford Chefs School Class of 2009
At the Chefs School, I was given the opportunity to challenge myself, and expand the limits of my culinary skill and knowledge. SCS gave me the ability to trust in my own skill and allowed me to expand my knowledge. Now I confidently pass that skill and knowledge to my students.”
Mel Athulathmudali | Teacher, Strata Montessori | Owner, Chef Mel Catering | Stratford Chefs School Class of 2016



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Photography by Terry Manzo (SCS Class of 1985)

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