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Applications Accepted Year Round

The supporting documentation required with an application includes:

  • Résumé

  • Official High School Transcript, or GED, or the equivalent

  • Brief biographical sketch outlining your culinary experiences to date and why you have chosen Stratford Chefs School (500-750 words)

Supporting documentation can be uploaded on the application form, or can be submitted to admin@stratfordchef.com

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2022 Applications

32-Week Professional Diploma with Cook Apprenticeship (if eligible)*

Classes start October 2022

2022 CANADIAN STUDENT APPLICATION

2022 U.S.A. STUDENT APPLICATION

2022 CANADIAN STUDENT APPLICATION + THE BRUCE HOTEL SCHOLARSHIP FOR EMERGING BIPOC CHEFS application

The Bruce Hotel Scholarship for Emerging BIPOC Chefs is both need- and merit-based and will be awarded to one Canadian BIPOC student entering Stratford Chefs School each year, and will cover the full cost of tuition for the 32-week professional program.

In addition to satisfying our admission criteria above, interested applicants are required to submit the following documents to support their Scholarship application*:

1. A written statement (500-1000 words) detailing the following:

i) How the scholarship will make a difference in your career trajectory.

ii) Your previous community involvement. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate a commitment to the BIPOC community through volunteerism, activism, and/or involvement with BIPOC student groups.

iii) Any other information that may assist in determining your eligibility including, but not limited to, a brief description of your financial situation.

2. One letter of reference in support of your application from an academic or culinary source such as a course instructor, academic advisor, supervising chef.

3. One letter of reference in support of your application from an individual familiar with your personal achievements, community participation and/or volunteer activities and other contributions.

Deadline for 2022 Scholarship applications has been extended to September 15, 2022.

READ MORE ABOUT THIS SCHOLARSHIP

2023 Applications

16-Week Summer Diploma Program

Classes start June 2023

32-Week Professional Diploma with Cook Apprenticeship (if eligible)*

Classes start October 2023

2023 CANADIAN STUDENT APPLICATION

Read more about Scholarships, Bursaries and Financial Aid

*While we accept applications from students from the U.S.A., the focus of our 32-Week Professional Diploma with Cook Apprenticeship (if eligible) is on Canadian students.

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What Sets Stratford Chefs School Apart

Innovative, World-class Program*

Our unique program model is method-based, hands-on, experiential, work-integrated learning, safely adapted to Covid-19 protocols.

High Quality Program*

An enriched, immersive curriculum with exceptional standards and small classes. Collaborative, experiential learning through practical classes, Dinner Labs, and Dinners To Go, with strict adherence to Public Health requirements.

Expert Instructors

Our approachable Chef Instructors and Guest Chefs bring diverse experience and culinary backgrounds to our collaborative, real-world learning environment.

Not-for-Profit Model

Profits are reinvested into our program and facilities; fundraising helps keep tuition costs realistic.

Alumni

SCS is widely recognized for training cooks who become the best chefs. Our reputation is built on Alumni success stories.

 

*This Employment Ontario Apprenticeship In-Class Training is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.  

 

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