Weekly Update | January 26-February 1, 2023

January 25, 2023

Save the date to CELEBRATE!

You won’t want to miss our End of Year Gala Celebrating the Class of 2023!

Mark your calendar now for Friday, March 10, 2023 for a fabulous evening in support of Stratford Chefs School at The Bruce Hotel, our generous venue partner.
The evening will include Bubbly and Hors d’Oeuvres | Multi-Course Stratford Chefs School Dinner with Wine Pairings | Live Auction, and more!
Menu and execution by the SCS Chef Instructor Team and graduating Class of 2023.
Tickets are $175 per person | Start getting your group together, tickets will go on sale soon!

NEXT WEEK’S DINNERS | Student Designed Menus

DINE IN and PICK UP available

As part of their hands-on training, SCS Students prepare and serve innovative multi-course Dinner menus, overseen by their Chef Instructors, for you to enjoy Tuesday through Saturday. There is a unique menu each night.

Our Student Designed Menu Series – fun and creative four+ course menus created by Level 2 Student Chefs – are on through February 4, 2023!

* Student Chef Madison Lebold’s Campfire Favourites menu on Tuesday, January 31
* Student Chef Nathan Nieuwoudt’s South African menu on Wednesday, February 1
* Student Chef Alex Dzongowski‘s Dinner at Nonna’s | Cherished Family Recipes menu on Thursday, February 2
* Student Chef Isabel Abela-Martin‘s Maltese Celebration menu on Friday, February 3.
* Student Chef Zach McInall‘s Japanese-inspired menu on Saturday, February 4.
Prix Fixe 4 course Dinner $55 per person includes tea or coffee | Wine Pairings Package (15 oz) $20 per person
Check out the menus and reserve your favourites now!

Dinner Series

We’re excited to launch our 2023 Canadian Guest Chefs Dinner Series on Tuesday, February 7 with Guest Chef KRIS SIMMONS, a grad of the School who is currently the head chef of S&V Uptown, in Waterloo. 
London, Ontario-born and now a Waterloo resident, Simmons graduated from the Stratford Chefs School in 2014 and has spent his young career cooking at various restaurants in southwestern Ontario including JLB in Belmont Village and a stint at the Elora Mill.
He has also worked closely with such chefs and culinary mentors as Jason Bangerter of Langdon Hall and Jonathan Gushue of The Bruce Hotel in Stratford.

Over the last four weeks of the School year, we will have eighteen Canadian Guest Chefs at the School to mentor and inspire our Students, offering unique dinners for you to enjoy. Book in soon to reserve your favourites! More menus will be added soon.

Summer and Fall 2023
Professional Program Applications

Are Now Being Accepted

Are you looking for a career in the culinary industry?
Whether you plan to become a Red Seal chef, food photographer, food blogger and writer, business owner, recipe developer, recipe tester, or any one of the dozens of culinary careers that our graduates pursue, Stratford Chefs School is the place to start working towards your goal.
What sets our program apart?
Take a moment to hear from Randi Rudner, Stratford Chefs School Program Manager as she describes the unique benefits of our 32-Week Professional Program.
Stratford Chefs School | Faculty Spotlight: Randi Rudner
Interested in hearing and seeing more?
Book a Campus Tour and explore our Professional Kitchens, Dining Room, and Learning Centre.
Reserve your Tour now by contacting Elizabeth Kerr at admissions@stratfordchef.com.

When I decided to be a chef, I made it a goal to pick the best culinary school in the country to build a solid foundation. I chose the Stratford Chefs School, mostly for its reputation for producing talent, for its intense training program, and for the intimate student – teacher ratio. I certainly wouldn’t be where I am in my career without the connections I made and the skills that I learned there.”
Carl Heinrich | Executive Chef and Co-owner, Richmond Station, Toronto | Stratford Chefs School Class of 2005 | Top Chef Canada 2012
The Stratford Chefs School provides the training to create world-class chefs who are comfortable working in any kitchen environment. Its immersive, approachable, interactive curriculum provided me with the tools and confidence that I needed early on in my career to make the transition from the school setting to the workforce. Perhaps most important to me are the lasting friendships that were made, the ongoing support from the SCS community, and exciting collaborations with other alumni.”
Alondra Galvez | Owner/Chef, El Cactus Taco Shop | Stratford Chefs School Class of 2003
At the Chefs School, I was given the opportunity to challenge myself, and expand the limits of my culinary skill and knowledge. SCS gave me the ability to trust in my own skill and allowed me to expand my knowledge. Now I confidently pass that skill and knowledge to my students.”
Mel Athulathmudali | Teacher, Strata Montessori | Owner, Chef Mel Catering | Stratford Chefs School Class of 2016



QUESTIONS? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page or email Admissions at: admissions@stratfordchef.com

Photography by Terry Manzo (SCS Class of 1985)

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