Blog - Stratford Chefs School


Alumni Feature | Erik Cholod | Class of 2018

I wouldn’t say I followed the traditional “path of a Chef”… It was more of an evolution, starting as a way to pay university tuition, then developing into a passion for the industry as a whole…

Read More

Weekly Update | May 22-28, 2020

Launching Soon: Open Kitchen @ Home | Alumni Feature: Mike Lurz, The Local | A spring recipe from Chef Eli and more, in our weekly update!

Read More

Alumni Feature | Mike Lurz | Class of 2009

Stratford Chefs School Alumnus Mike Lurz (Class of 2009) recently joined The Local Community Food Centre in Stratford as the new Community Chef and Volunteer Coordinator. After more than a decade working in restaurants and running his own food business in Kitchener-Waterloo, Mike…

Read More

Chef Eli | Spring Vegetable Risotto

Risotto is a traditional Italian rice dish made from a short-grained, starchy variety of rice called arborio rice. It’s the perfect time of year to try making Spring Vegetable Risotto!

Read More

Chef Eli | Poached Trout with Brown Butter Caper Sauce

Help support our Canadian food industry while enjoying this delicious recipe, from our Open Kitchen to yours.

Read More

What Sets Stratford Chefs School Apart



Innovative Program

Our unique program model is method-based, hands-on, experiential, work-integrated learning.

High Quality Program

An enriched, immersive curriculum with exceptional standards and small classes.

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.


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

Applications are now open for our 16 Week Diploma Summer Program and our 32 Week Professional Diploma Program 2020!

Learn More

Subscribe to our newsletter for updates.