Enriched Apprenticeship - Stratford Chefs School

Enriched Apprenticeship

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The Stratford Chefs School’s immersive, hands-on program model is built on the belief that a harmonious mix of practical and theoretical courses exposes students to all aspects of cuisine and facilitates the student’s development into a skilled and thoughtful chef.

What is Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship is based on the premise that we learn by doing, under the guidance of an experienced practitioner in a skilled trade.

A Cook Apprenticeship at Stratford Chefs School is no different. Here, a student begins by learning basic skills and techniques under the watchful eye of our expert Chef Instructors through our immersive, hands-on program model.

As training progresses students gain the experience and skills required to meet the increasingly complex demands of the trade. Upon successful completion of the required elements of training, a student is eligible for Red Seal certification. Successful completion of the Certification of Qualification Exam (Red Seal) completes Apprenticeship training.

 

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Enriched Apprenticeship at Stratford Chefs School

The Stratford Chefs School’s immersive, hands-on program model is built on the belief that a harmonious mix of practical and theoretical courses exposes students to all aspects of cuisine and facilitates the student’s development into a skilled and thoughtful chef.

Our programs include training students in all aspects of owning and operating a small business. This unique entrepreneurial model is recognized for giving Stratford Chefs School alumni a well-rounded foundation for success in a wide variety of specializations within the hospitality industry.

Curriculum at Stratford Chefs School is enriched in several ways. The academic semester runs for 16 weeks, in contrast to the provincial curriculum standard of 12 weeks. In-class training hours at Stratford Chefs School exceed provincial requirements by 244 hours in year one and by 360 hours in year two. Students enrolled at Stratford Chefs School receive more than 604 additional in-class training hours over two years.

 

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What is an Apprenticeship Contract?

An Apprenticeship is registered by means of a contract between an eligible student and the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities.

Stratford Chefs School serves as the Sponsor on student Apprenticeship contracts.

To qualify for an Apprenticeship, you must:

  • Be at least 16 years of age

    • For students under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian must sign the contract on the student’s behalf.

  • Have legal permission to work in Canada (for example, have a valid social insurance number

  • Have a sponsor in Ontario

Do I need an Apprenticeship Contract before beginning the Stratford Chefs School program?

No, a Ministry representative will join us during Orientation Week to complete Apprenticeship contracts as a group.

Prior to Orientation Week students are required to submit an Application for Apprenticeship directly to the Ministry along with any required supporting documentation. If everything is submitted on time, the Apprenticeship contract will be ready to sign during Orientation Week.

What if I already have an active Cook Apprenticeship Contract?

Our Ministry representative needs to be made aware of this prior to Orientation Week. The existing Apprenticeship contract will be re-registered with Stratford Chefs School as the Sponsor.

 

Does Stratford Chefs School offer a Red Seal Exam Preparatory Course?

Yes we do. Our Red Seal Exam Preparatory Course is built into our curriculum and is delivered in the final week of year two classes. The cost of this course is included in tuition fees.

How do I Complete my Apprenticeship?

Upon successful completion of the required elements of Apprenticeship training, Stratford Chefs School will assist you in the completion of your Apprenticeship with the Ministry.

Our Ministry representative will also be happy to assist you with any questions that you have throughout the Apprenticeship training process.

What is the Ontario College of Trades?

The Ontario College of Trades (the College) is an industry-driven, professional regulatory body that protects the public by regulating and promoting the skilled trades.

Do I have to be a Member of the College of Trades?

An Apprenticeship contract registration, or re-registration, requires that the individual have an active membership with the College of Trades.

Do I need a Membership with the College of Trades before beginning the Stratford Chefs School program?

No, the School will register all students’ memberships with the College of Trades as a part of a Group Membership.

Prior to Orientation Week you are required to submit an Application for the College of Trades directly to the Stratford Chefs School along with any required supporting documentation.

The annual fee for a College of Trades Membership ($60 + HST) needs to be paid directly to Stratford Chefs School prior to Orientation Week. The School will then forward the fees and applications to the College on behalf of students.

 

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Farm to Table Book

The Stratford Chefs School has trained accomplished chefs for decades, and the stories in this book speak to how the school has also shaped the culinary landscape in Perth County, Ontario. Farm to Table pairs Stratford Chefs School alumni chefs with one of their favourite food producers for a culinary adventure through Perth County.

 

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