Weekly Update | March 10-16, 2022 • Stratford Chefs School

Weekly Update | March 10-16, 2022

Congratulations to our Class of 2022

Congratulations to our Level 2 Student Chefs who have now completed their second (and final) year of the program. Keep in touch, and we will see you at Graduation!
Well done Level 1 Students, who have worked very hard and completed their first year at SCS. Enjoy the break, and have fun working this summer. We look forward to seeing you back come fall.

Experience Stratford this Summer

Applications are now being accepted for our Summer 16 Week Program

Fast track your Culinary training by starting in June!

Our 16 week Summer Diploma program is perfect for fast-tracking your cookery training or kick-starting a second career.

Running June to September, our Summer program teaches the basics of classical cookery, pastry and theory in five hands-on daytime classes per week. Our unique method-based program model, small class sizes and collaborative instructors will give you the foundation you need to succeed.
The program offers the same curriculum as Level 1– the first half of our 32-week Professional Diploma program, but delivered on a modified Summer schedule.
Hands-on cooking classes are complemented by theoretical course components for a complete culinary curriculum. Theory curriculum focuses on expanding student knowledge in subjects related to the culinary and hospitality fields including: service, communications, writing, food costing, food history, nutrition, gastronomy, wine, sanitation, and kitchen management.

Three Advantages of the Summer Program:

1. Classes are 9 am to 5pm Monday-Friday, allowing students the option to work on weekends or evenings if needed.
2. A June start allows the opportunity to “fast-track” completion of the full 32 week SCS curriculum in less than one year (June through early March), instead of the usual two years.
3. Summer Tuition fees are now the same as for Level 1 October intake.
We’d love to tell you more.
Call or email for more information:

New! Spring ‘Open Kitchen’ Classes

Our popular Open Kitchen public cooking class program, with Chef Instructor Eli Silverthorne, returns to in-person instruction* for Spring 2022, beginning Friday, March 18.
There is something for everyone, from Knife Sharpening, to Pizza and Pasta Basics, to Cooking with Cannabis, Quick Meals, and Vegetarian, as well as our popular Get Cooking! classes exploring world cuisines such as Thailand, Greece, Spain, Mexico, France, Italy and others. 

Limited capacity, book your tickets 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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