Weekly Update | August 4-10, 2022 • Stratford Chefs School

Weekly Update | August 4-10, 2022

WHO WILL BE our next
Joseph Hoare Gastronomic Writer-in-Residence?

Here are some clues:
-Works as a food columnist and is an author. 
-Worked for two years as an apprentice cook, a while back.
-Career spans almost two decades.
-Was an Instructor at Stratford Chefs School in 2015-16

Submit your guess to admin@stratfordchef.com by 5pm Monday, August 8/22.
Guess who it is correctly and you’ll win a copy of their book!

During their annual two-week residence in Stratford, the Joseph Hoare Gastronomic Writer-in-Residence (JHGWIR) leads workshops about food writing, provides one-on-one consultations with students who are interested in food writing, and presents readings of their work to both students and the public, with the overall goal of contributing to a well-rounded education for students, a primary objective of the School.

The JHGWIR advances food writing as an important source of knowledge about food culture, and helps engage the public in experiencing, enjoying and understanding the gastronomy of our time.

Mark Your Calendar!

Stratford Chefs School Open House
Sunday August 28

Drop in between 9am and 11am for Kitchen Tours and Treats
136 Ontario Street, Stratford Ontario

Hosted by Elizabeth Kerr, Director of Marketing and Admissions Development

Stay tuned for more announcements next week!

We’ll introduce our 2022 Joseph Hoare Gastronomic Writer in Residence, and tell you about two exciting upcoming Webinars!

Attention Foodies! Our Open Kitchen cooking class program, led by Chef Instructor Eli Silverthorne, is running through September, and has something for everyone!
‘Get Cooking!⁠’ classes are intensive workshops focused on themed recipes, such as our classes on Vegetarian cooking, and a variety of International cuisines like SpainGreeceChinaIndiaIsrael, and others.⁠
‘How Do I Use That?’⁠ classes are informative workshops that demonstrate new-to-you kitchen tools or gadgets such as Knife Sharpening, Immersion Circulators for sous vide, and Smokers.⁠
‘Trade Secrets’⁠ focuses on exploring a cooking technique, dish or product, such as quick meals, the ultimate burgerfast fermented breads,⁠ pasta-making, and more.
Classes are hands-on and limited in size. Check out the schedule and book your spots early!
Review our current Safety Measures.




QUESTIONS? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page or email Admissions at: admissions@stratfordchef.com

Photography by Terry Manzo (SCS Class of 1985)

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.


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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