Spotlight on Canadian Chef David Hawksworth, and more!

December 22, 2023

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Celebrated Chef David Hawksworth has been at the forefront of the Canadian culinary scene since returning home after spending more than a decade in Europe, honing his talents at some of the world’s most recognized Michelin starred restaurants including Le Manior Quat’ Saisons, L’Escargot, and The Square. And now he is our newest International Inspiration – join us for our Hawksworth-inspired Dinner on Thursday January 11.

Since bursting onto the scene in 2011, Hawksworth Restaurant in downtown Vancouver has earned its place amongst the finest restaurants in the world, winning multiple accolades from renowned local and international authorities, recognized for its compelling and technically skilled cuisine, deep and diverse wine list, and warm, genuine hospitality.


Hawksworth showcases ingredient-led contemporary cuisine, that is firmly rooted in the classics. Using only the highest quality ingredients sourced locally and from around the world, bold, bright flavours are presented in skillfully executed dishes that echo nostalgia with a modern and local twist.

Located in the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, the dining room is a Vancouver landmark that is steeped in history, reimagined to deliver three distinct rooms including the cocktail bar and lounge, the elegant pearl room, and the art room.

Join us for our take on Hawksworth’s cuisine on Thursday January 11. Reserve now!



Experience four course Dinner menus inspired by internationally renowned chefs and interpreted by our student chefs.

Book your table now!

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-Rosemary, October 31, 2023


The intersection of education, hospitality and passion at which the SCS Staff live and work is phenomenal, and the dedication and care that they each bring to every aspect of their role at the Chefs School is the reason that this institution is so special. I’ve learned so very much about this industry and about life while I’ve been here, but the biggest lesson I will take away from any of this is the importance of giving a damn. All of you give a damn, and it has changed lives at this place since 1983.”

Jonathon Farrell | Stratford Chefs School Class of 2023 Valedictorian

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

The Stratford Chefs School offers an unparalleled learning environment in which students are immersed in a hands-on, realistic approach of what to expect in the culinary industry. My experience at the Stratford Chefs School exposed me to various cuisines, a limitless spectrum of cooking techniques, and an opportunity to work directly with renowned chefs. The calibre of the instructors, and their cumulative experience in the field, laid the foundation on which I could build the confidence I needed in order to pursue my career path.”

Yva Santini | Chef, The Flour Mill, St. Marys | Stratford Chefs School Class of 2009

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



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Photography by Terry Manzo (SCS Class of 1985)

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