Weekly Update | March 9-15, 2023 • Stratford Chefs School

Weekly Update | March 9-15, 2023


After 16 weeks, classes are over and Students in our 32 Week Professional Program are packing up and moving on. Many will be back in October to continue their Apprenticeships and complete Level 2. For our 2023 Graduates, the time is now to move into the culinary industry, write their Red Seal exams, demonstrate their skills, and build their reputations as Canada’s best trained chefs. Congratulations to all our students who have worked so hard and pushed through. You’ve Crossed the Finish Line!
Level 2 Graduating Students with Faculty members following the Last Day Lunch Celebration | Photo: Terry Manzo


Our spring Open Kitchen public cooking classes are on sale now! There is something for everyone this spring – choose from a variety of hands-on sessions ranging from Bread to Burgers to Vegetarian Meals and an assortment of inspiring International Cuisines. We also have Kids Can Cook classes and will be adding Wine-tasting tutorials soon.


Thank you to everyone who had some fun with our Culinary Capers Crossword Puzzle last week! Congratulations to GILL STECKLE, who was randomly drawn from all submissions as the winner of one ticket to an upcoming Open Kitchen Cooking Class.

Dreaming about SUMMER?


Classes commence on Monday, June 5, 2023 and are scheduled Monday through Friday.
I feel like SCS chose me. After learning more about Stratford Chefs School, touring the facilities, and getting to know the city of Stratford, it felt right to choose this path to continue my educational journey.”
-Bailee Letman | Summer Program 2019 | Class of 2020
Call us NOW to find out about the advantages of this unique program. Limited spaces available.
Contact: Elizabeth Kerr 519.271.1414 or admissions@stratfordchef.com.

When I decided to be a chef, I made it a goal to pick the best culinary school in the country to build a solid foundation. I chose the Stratford Chefs School, mostly for its reputation for producing talent, for its intense training program, and for the intimate student – teacher ratio. I certainly wouldn’t be where I am in my career without the connections I made and the skills that I learned there.”
Carl Heinrich | Executive Chef and Co-owner, Richmond Station, Toronto | Stratford Chefs School Class of 2005 | Top Chef Canada 2012
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
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



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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