Applications Accepted Year Round

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The following Supporting Documentation is required with an Application:

  • Current Résumé
  • Brief Biographical Sketch outlining your culinary experiences to date and why you have chosen to apply to Stratford Chefs School (500-750 words).
  • Proof of Education (one of the following documents):
  • Canadian Secondary School Academic Transcript
  • Canadian Secondary School Diploma
  • Canadian Post-Secondary Degree
  • Canadian Post-Secondary Diploma*
  • General Education Development (GED) Certificate, or equivalent.
  • English Requirements
    Applicants must be able and prepared to study in English. If English is not your first language, you must provide one of the following:
    • Successful completion of an intensive English program for academic purposes at a recognized language school in Canada.
    • A recognized International language test score such as IELTS Academic (Minimum 6.0 with no skill below 5.5)

(*Note: Diplomas or certificates from private career colleges are not acceptable.)

Supporting documentation can be uploaded on the application form, or can be submitted to

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2024 Applications

16-Week Summer Diploma Program
Classes start June 2024

32-Week Professional Diploma with Cook Apprenticeship (if eligible)*
Classes start October 2024





* Non-Canadian Citizens PLEASE NOTE: The School will accept Applications from U.S. citizens, but the focus of our Programs is on Canadian students.

*Stratford Chefs School is NOT registered as a Canadian Designated Learning Institution(DLI) for the purposes of prospective International student study permits. Click for more Information on International Study Permits and Visas.


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