JHGWIR Archives • Stratford Chefs School


Weekly Update | November 17-23, 2022

Final Week of Modern Classics Menus, Eating Words, End of Year Giving, and more!

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Weekly Update | November 10-16, 2022

In our Weekly Update: Welcome Writer-in-Residence Andrew Coppolino, “Eating Words” free public event, What’s For Dinner Next Week, and more!

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Weekly Update | August 11-17, 2022

Announcing our 2022 Writer-In-Residence | Open Kitchen Classes, and more!

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Weekly Update | August 4-10, 2022

Coming Soon: School Open House | Writer-In-Residence | Open Kitchen in August, and more! Read our Weekly Update for August 4-10, 2022.

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Weekly Update | July 28-August 3, 2022

Local Food Buzz | Upcoming Announcements | Open Kitchen Classes, and more!

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Weekly Update | November 18-24, 2021

International Inspirations, Thank You Bob Blumer, GivingTuesday, and more, in our Weekly Update.

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Weekly Update | October 28-November 3, 2021

Introducing our 2021 Joseph Hoare Gastronomic Writer-In-Residence, Modern Classics Dinners, and more!

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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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Introducing Our 2018-19 JHGWIR Student Blogger

Hi, I’m Jules Faulkner. I’m delighted and honoured to be this year’s recipient of the Savour Stratford Perth County Culinary Scholarship, generously contributed by the Stratford Tourism Alliance and the Joseph Hoare Gastronomic Writer in Residence Scholarship. The latter of these comes…

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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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