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May Recipe of the Month: Black Bean BBQ Sauce

Perfect for Barbecue Season, try this recipe from SCS Alumni, Chef Sean Collins (Chef/Co-Owner of Stratford’s The Red Rabbit, Old Man & Son, Okazu 85 Downie)!

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Alumni Feature: Sean Collins | The Red Rabbit, Old Man & Son, Okazu | SCS Class of 2008

I remember cooking alongside my grandmother as a child and feeling very at home in the kitchen. She would cook soups from scratch and hand-make pierogies all afternoon. I apprenticed at The Old Prune with Chef Bryan Steele and over the past…

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April Recipe of the Month: Young Jackfruit Salad (Goi mit Chay)

Chef Cameron Stauch (SCS Class of 1999) recommends this recipe as an intro to his book “Vegetarian Viet Nam”. It’s bursting with fresh herbal flavours, crunchy textures and a sweet chili dressing. Most of the ingredients can be found at major grocers…

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Apprenticeship Bloopers and Tips from SCS Class of 2019

Well friends, our school year has come to a close. As we’re all preparing for our next adventures, I want to offer a little support to our first-year friends going into their apprenticeships…

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March Recipe of the Month: Grilled Sardines with Ajo Blanco and Fingerling Potatoes

Try this recipe from Chef Mike Booth, SCS Alumnus, SCS Instructor and Sous Chef at The Prune.

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Alumni Feature: Mike Booth, SCS Instructor, The Prune (Class of 2006)

I was born in the Okanagan, and moved to Ontario at a fairly young age. I have great memories of my grandpa standing behind the grill on a hot summer day, surrounded by orchards and mountains. His favourite meal was a mixed…

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Chefs Wear White: Stain Removal 101

Somewhere between mankind’s harnessing of fire and Escoffier, it was decided that people who work with food should wear white… Consequently, we culinary students spend a surprising amount of time discussing stain removal!

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'Squimps*': Exceptional Alternatives

It’s difficult to talk about your teachers without sounding like a colossal seat-smoocher, but I’m going to risk it. One of the things I really love about working with our chef instructors is the amount of effort all of them put into…

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Alumni Feature: Eric Robertson, 2019 Canadian Guest Chef (SCS Class of 2011)

Originally from Brantford, Eric Robertson has always had an agrarian passion. After graduating from SCS in 2011, he spent time cooking in France and then in Belgium, where he met fellow chef Daniel Hadida, who had a similar culinary background and passions….

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5 Reasons to Train at Stratford Chefs School

 

 

Innovative Program

Our unique program model is method-based, hands-on, experiential, work-integrated learning.

High Quality Program

An enriched, immersive curriculum with exceptional standards and small classes.

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.

Alumni

SCS is widely recognized for training cooks who become the best chefs. Our reputation is built on Alumni success stories.

Applications are now open for our Cook Apprenticeship Program!
Classes start October 22, 2019

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