Weekly Update | September 1-7, 2022

September 1, 2022


What’s been cooking at the Stratford Chefs School Kitchens?
Stay tuned to find out!!

Director of Marketing and Admissions Development Elizabeth Kerr and Stratford Festival company member Dhanish Kumar Chinniah cooking up something fun in our Professional Kitchens.

Coming Soon: CHEF TALKS #2

Join us for our newest webinar series: CHEF TALKS. Listen in and participate in our interactive discussion with some of the region’s culinary leaders.
We will discuss:

* The Character of a Chef

* Tough Choices for a Thoughtful Chef

* It Takes More Than Knife Skills

Live 45 minute webinar on Monday September 12 at 12 noon EDT.

Join us live and share your questions!

The session will be recorded and emailed to all registrants following the session.


ELIZABETH KERR | Class of 2021 | Director, Marketing and Admissions Development | Webinar Moderator

Coppolino’s Corner

Micro farms play big role in local food chain: Andrew Coppolino

I think it’s an answer to a need for connection with nature,’ says Melissa Winkler of Muddy Creek Farm.

CBC-KW food columnist Andrew Coppolino is the 2022 Joseph Hoare Gastronomic Writer-in-Residence at the Stratford Chefs School and author of Farm to Table (Swan Parade Press) and co-author of Cooking with Shakespeare (Greenwood Press). Follow him on Twitter at @andrewcoppolino.

In Case You Missed It: CHEF TALKS #1

If you missed it live, check out the recording of our first instalment of CHEF TALKS. You’ll hear a lively, interactive webinar discussion with some of the region’s culinary leaders discussing:

* The Methodologies of Cooking
The Science of Baking
That Entrepreneurial Spirit!

Mark Brown, Co-Founder Lady Glaze Doughnuts
Erin Negus, Owner Alchemy Bake Shoppe
Eli Silverthorne, ‘Open Kitchen’ Program Manager and Instructor
Elizabeth Kerr, Webinar Moderator

Attention Foodies! Our Open Kitchen cooking class program, led by Chef Instructor Eli Silverthorne, is running through September, and has something for everyone!
‘Get Cooking!⁠’ classes are intensive workshops focused on themed recipes, such as our classes on Vegetarian cooking, and a variety of International cuisines like SpainGreeceChinaIndiaIsrael, and others.⁠
‘How Do I Use That?’⁠ classes are informative workshops that demonstrate new-to-you kitchen tools or gadgets such as Knife Sharpening, Immersion Circulators for sous vide, and Smokers.⁠
‘Trade Secrets’⁠ focuses on exploring a cooking technique, dish or product, such as quick meals, the ultimate burgerfast fermented breads,⁠ pasta-making, and more.
Classes are hands-on and limited in size. Check out the schedule and book your spots early!
Review our current Safety Measures.


Our friends at Stratford Summer Music are hosting a toe-tapping, barn-raising, food-filled fundraiser event we know you will love!
At the end of Kelly’s Lane in Stratford, is a beautiful farm with an old stone house and a barn set on acres of corn fields. It is at this idyllic location the Juno award-winning quartet, The Fretless will fire up their fiddles on September 15th!!

On-site will be Ken’s Fries and the Bru Garden’s own vintage beer truck pouring their house made craft selections. Lady Glaze Doughnuts – brain-child of Stratford Chefs School Grad (and Business InstructorMark Brown – will be serving milk shakes and sinfully delicious doughnuts. Event host Martin Ritsma will be onsite grill master and Pelee Island Winery has generously stocked the wine bar.

Tickets are going quickly, don’t miss out!




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

Photography by Terry Manzo (SCS Class of 1985)

Posted in Alumni, Blog, Open Kitchen, Webinar
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