Level Two Restaurant Design • Stratford Chefs School

Level Two Restaurant Design

This course examines restaurant concepts such as bistro, classical and modern. The course examines everything that influences our perception of a restaurant – decor, the grooming of the staff and clients, food and drink presentation, background music, lighting, flowers, style of service and graphics. The course also explains some of the less glamorous requirements of opening a restaurant including: zoning, building code, fire code, and accessibility compliance.

The underlying premise is that a successful restaurant is a perfect partnership of food, drink, decor and service. Through workshops, the student is introduced to design specialists – architects, interior designers, florists and graphic artists – whose services they may need in setting up a restaurant of their own.

While the course is not designed to produce full-fledged restaurant designers, it will provide students with an in-depth understanding of the crucial elements of restaurant design.

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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