We kick the season off next week with Modern Classics Dinner menus. SCS Students prepare and serve innovative 4 or more course menus inspired by 39 years of the School’s most leading edge recipes, overseen by their Chef Instructors. Dinners feature a new menu each night and run from Tuesday through Saturday, beginning Tuesday, October 25.
New for this term, we’ll also feature International Small Plates Menus, with Chef Instructor Randi Rudner leading the Student Chef team, on select Saturday evenings.
A limited number of Dinners To Go will also be available for pick up, book your favourites now!
We are thrilled to announce that Chef Jonathan Gushue of The Bruce Hotel, Stratford, will join our Faculty as a Lab Cookery Instructor for 2022-23. We’re very excited to have him work with our Level 2 student chefs at Dinner Labs.
For more than two decades, Chef Gushue has been satisfying palates with a natural culinary style and inventiveness that balances both tradition, locality and imagination. Read his full BIO.
Summer and Fall 2023 Professional Program Applications Are Now Being Accepted
Are you looking for a career in the culinary industry? Whether you plan to become a Red Seal chef, food photographer, food blogger and writer, business owner, recipe developer, recipe tester, or any one of the dozens of culinary careers that our graduates pursue, Stratford Chefs School is the place to start working towards your goal.
What sets our program apart? Take a moment to hear from Randi Rudner, Stratford Chefs School Program Manager as she describes the unique benefits of our 32-Week Professional Program.
Interested in hearing and seeing more? Book a Campus Tour and explore our Professional Kitchens, Dining Room, and Learning Centre.
“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.”
“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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Stratford Chefs School, Class of 2019
“My time at Stratford Chefs School were some of my best years. I grew in so many ways, educationally and personally. The challenges during my studies were worth the rewards and accompaniments… this School was where I knew I wanted to get my training to move myself forward in my career and culinary experiences. The intimate ratio of student to instructor is one, among many, of the best things Stratford Chefs School has to offer. I made the most amazing connections with classmates and instructors. The community of the Stratford Chefs School is one you’ll have for a lifetime. Stratford Chefs School was a life changing experience that set me on a new path in a world of possibilities.”
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.
Our approachable Chef Instructors and Guest Chefs bring diverse experience and culinary backgrounds to our collaborative, real-world learning environment.
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.