Weekly Update | October 27-November 2, 2022

October 27, 2022

Welcome to the New School Year!

Thanks to all who joined us for our 2022 Season Opener party last Friday! It was a wonderful opportunity for Alumni, School supporters, Board members, Faculty and Staff to meet and mingle with our Level 2 Students. Cheers to an exciting and successful School Year ahead – and many delicious Student Chef Dinners!

Student Chef Dinners Have Begun!

DINE IN and PICK UP available

We’ve kicked off the season! As part of their hands-on training, SCS Students prepare and serve innovative 4+ course Dinner menus, overseen by their Chef Instructors, for you to enjoy Tuesday through Saturday, starting with Modern Classics. Dinners feature a unique menu each night.
New for this term, we also have International Small Plates Menus, with Chef Instructor Randi Rudner leading the Student Chef team, on select Saturday evenings.
A limited number of Dinners To Go are available for pick up, book your favourites now!


We’re excited to welcome Alexandra Evans to the Stratford Chefs School Faculty as Level 1 Service Instructor and Sommelier. Alexandra is a certified Sommelier through the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers and George Brown College where she graduated with Honours in 2005.
Born and raised in Toronto, she started her career over 35 years ago and had the pleasure of working at some of the city’s finest restaurants. Recently, Alex retired after working for over a decade in the dining room at Scaramouche. She is very passionate about sharing her hospitality and wine knowledge with the next generation of culinary students. As a new resident of Stratford, she’s looking forward to experiencing and contributing to everything Stratford has to offer and making new friends along the way.
Cheers Alex, we’re thrilled to have you at SCS!

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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