Level One Wine • Stratford Chefs School

Level One Wine

A chef needs to understand wine and its importance in enhancing a customer’s food experience as well as its contribution to the profitability of a restaurant. This course will introduce students to key grape varietals and explore the stylistic differences both between and within varietals based on region. Students will learn important principles of wine and food pairing, and will explore how wines may complement certain dishes, ingredients, and cooking methods. Students will also learn to take professional tasting notes and practice blind tasting.

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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