Eating Words | Toronto - Stratford Chefs School

Eating Words | Toronto

Monday, October 22nd, 2018 7:00PM - 8:30PM


A Free Public Talk in Toronto with Joseph Hoare Gastronomic Writer in Residence, Jane Sigal

Eating Words | Toronto

A Free Public Talk with Joseph Hoare Gastronomic Writer in Residence, Jane Sigal


Jane Sigal (last name rhymes with wiggle) is a celebrated journalist, editor, recipe developer, translator, teacher, author of nine cookbooks, and the 2018 Joseph Hoare Gastronomic Writer in Residence at the renowned Stratford Chefs School. Her most recent book, Bistronomy: Recipes From The Best New Paris Bistros (Rizzoli, 2015), has been widely praised by critics and industry leaders.

Alison Fryer is a pillar in the Canadian culinary community; a speaker, consultant, instructor, and the illustrious former manager of the now closed Cookbook Store .

Join these two venerable women in lively conversation as they discuss the food scene, culinary writing today, why cookbooks are still relevant, and Paris.

Monday, October 22 | 7:00 pm

Ben McNally Books | 366 Bay Street, Toronto

This is a FREE event, however, as space is limited, ticket holders will be granted first access.





Who was Joseph Hoare?

The widely loved Joseph Hoare, former food editor of Toronto Life magazine, was immensely supportive of young writers interested in food and gastronomy, writers such as James Chatto, Lucy Waverman and John Allemang. After Mr. Hoare’s death in 1997, his family chose to honour his lifelong passion for food and food writing by means of an endowment to the innovative Gastronomic Writer in Residence at Stratford Chefs School, then renamed the Joseph Hoare Gastronomic Writer in Residence program.


Summer 16 Week Diploma Course

Earn your Cookery Diploma this Summer!





You’ll learn the basics of classical cookery and pastry in five hands-on classes per week.

Cookery and pastry classes are coupled with theory classes in subjects related to the culinary and hospitality fields including: communications, writing, food costing, food history, sanitation, nutrition, wine and kitchen management.

The program runs from June 3 – September 20, 2019.

Successful students will graduate with a Cook: Basic – Level 1 Diploma.

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