Level One Nutrition • Stratford Chefs School

Level One Nutrition

This component will provide students with a basic understanding of modern nutritional theory and its application to menu planning in today’s restaurants. Students will learn to modify nutrient content in menus by making adjustments to portion sizes, products, and cooking methods. Beginning with the dietary guidelines for Canadians, students will learn to identify the sources of the major nutrients in the diet and will understand the relationship between nutrition and health. Students will be required to plan menus that demonstrate both an understanding of modern nutritional theory and marketability in the restaurant.

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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