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Middleton Wines: A Taste of History

Our class had the extraordinary opportunity to try some very old wines from Bordeaux that Chef Ian Middleton generously shared from his father George’s collection. As interesting as the wine was in flavours and complexity, for me, the most fascinating part of…

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January Recipe of the Month: Vegetable Bayaldi

Our 2019 International Chef in Residence Ryan Brown (Class of 2006) still uses this recipe from his SCS days!

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Alumni Feature: Ryan Brown, 2019 International Chef in Residence (Class of 2006)

I was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec in a family that celebrated food on a daily basis. I was always fortunate enough to have one of my parents at home with me growing up, so I made impromptu lunches and dinners…

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December Recipe of the Month: Potato Latkes

Latkes (potato pancakes) are a delicious reminder of the Hanukkah story, and have origins in the eastern European countries of Germany, Austria, Russia and Poland as a peasant food. Potatoes were cheap, plentiful and easy to store, making them a staple and…

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Alumni Feature: Simon Briggs, Culinary Instructor

I was born in Lerwick, Scotland and grew up near Aberdeen. I was interested in cooking at a young age, watching my mother cook. After traveling and working in many pubs I came to Canada in 2005, and graduated from the Stratford…

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Remembering Mark Webster

With the Escoffier at the Ritz dinner fast approaching, I wanted to draw your attention to something special: a set of silver serving trays we use in the dining room … but the fact that they’re beautiful and made of real silver…

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Alumni Feature: Randi Rudner, SCS Program Manager and Core Instructor

I am originally from Montreal, but moved to Kingston to attend Queen’s University, where I studied Philosophy and Classics. I fell in love with the hospitality industry while I was still in school, and ultimately decided to pursue a career in the…

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November Recipe of the Month: Coffee-Roasted Carrots with Red-Eye Miso Gravy

I have come to appreciate the role coffee can play as a partner at the table, not just in desserts or as an after-dinner beverage, mind you; the range of Revel’s meticulously sourced and roasted coffee beans work beautifully in the savoury…

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Open Kitchen | 2019 Spring Explorer Course

A week long intensive sneak peek of the Stratford Chefs School’s

professional culinary arts program during March Break.

This hands-on intensive is perfect for anyone interested in examining a future career in the culinary arts. Successfully apply to the Stratford Chefs School after completing the Spring Explorer Course and have $400 applied towards the tuition for the Preparatory Course.

Monday, March 11 to Friday, March 15, 2019       10:00am – 2:00pm daily

Instructor: Eli Silverthorne        $400 per person (including HST)

Learn More & Register

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