Weekly Update | October 13-19, 2022

October 13, 2022

Join us!

World Food Day is Sunday, October 16

Stratford Chefs School is pleased to participate in World Food Day 2022, LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND, organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. With conflict, inflation, and tensions felt throughout the world, now is the time for engaged conversation and concrete plans to help those who are hurting most. No one should be left behind!
Join us at 1pm on Sunday, October 16th for an open discussion about building a sustainable world that provides regular access to enough nutritious food for everyone. Come and discuss what needs to be done in our communities and around the world. Come and share your ideas!
PARTICIPANTS will include:
Derek Barnes, Community Engagement Facilitator, The Local Community Food Centre
Ben Ingoldsby, Food Skills Educator, The Local Community Food Centre
Randi Rudner, Program Manager and Instructor, Stratford Chefs School
Rebecca Scott, Manager Grants, United Way Perth Huron
Facilitator: Elizabeth Kerr, Director Marketing and Admissions Development, Stratford Chefs School
Tours of our Professional Kitchens will be held at 2pm, immediately after our World Food Day 2022 discussion.
Sunday October 16, 2022 from 1-3pm
Stratford Chefs School Kitchens
136 Ontario Street, Stratford, Ontario
Admission is FREE. Limited Capacity

School Season Opener Event

Join us as we celebrate the start of Stratford Chefs School’s 2022-23 School year!

Meet our Level 2 Students, check out the Kitchen facility, enjoy complimentary canapés and toast the official launch of our Fall/Winter Dinner Season!
Friday October 21, 2022 from 7-9pm
Stratford Chefs School Kitchens
136 Ontario Street, Stratford, Ontario

Admission is FREE. Limited Capacity

Dinner Reservations are Open!
Student Chef Dinner Labs begin Tuesday October 25


We kick the season off with Modern Classics. SCS Students prepare and serve innovative 4 or more course menus inspired by 39 years of the School’s most leading edge recipes, under the tutelage of Chef Instructors.
New for this term, we’ll also feature International Small Plates Menus, with Chef Instructor Randi Rudner leading the Student Chef team, on select Saturday evenings.
A limited number of Modern Classics Dinners To Go will also be available to book for pick up.

Summer and Fall 2023
Professional Program Applications

Are Now Being Accepted

Are you looking for a career in the culinary industry?
Whether you plan to become a Red Seal chef, food photographer, food blogger and writer, business owner, recipe developer, recipe tester, or any one of the dozens of culinary careers that our graduates pursue, Stratford Chefs School is the place to start working towards your goal.
What sets our program apart?
Take a moment to hear from Randi Rudner, Stratford Chefs School Program Manager as she describes the unique benefits of our 32-Week Professional Program.
Stratford Chefs School | Faculty Spotlight: Randi Rudner
Interested in hearing and seeing more?
Book a Campus Tour and explore our Professional Kitchens, Dining Room, and Learning Centre.
Reserve your Tour now by contacting Elizabeth Kerr at admissions@stratfordchef.com.

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 | Stratford Chefs School Class of 2005 | Top Chef Canada 2012
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
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



QUESTIONS? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page or email Admissions at: admissions@stratfordchef.com

Photography by Terry Manzo (SCS Class of 1985)

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