Weekly Update | November 17-23, 2022

November 17, 2022

‘Eating Words’ with Andrew Coppolino

Joseph Hoare Gastronomic Writer-In-Residence 2022

We’re thrilled to have Andrew Coppolino here as this year’s Joseph Hoare Gastronomic Writer-In-Residence (JHGWIR). During his stint in Stratford, Andrew is leading workshops about food writing, providing one-on-one consultations with students who are interested in food writing, and attending Student Chef DInner Labs.
On Thursday, November 24, Andrew discuss his work as a food writer and author at ‘Eating Words‘, a FREE public event to help advance food writing as an important source of knowledge about food culture. JOIN US!

Student Chef Dinners

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.
There is only one week left of our popular Modern Classics bistro menus and one final International Small Plates Dinner, with Chef Instructor Randi Rudner leading the Student Chefs team, on Saturday November 26.
A limited number of Dinners are available To Go for 6pm pick up, reserve your favourites now!

This year’s GivingTuesday, the world’s largest generosity movement, is on November 29, 2022! It was a simple idea created in 2012: a day to encourage people to do good; make someone smile, help a neighbour or stranger, show up for an issue you care about, or give some of what you have to those in need.

Over the past ten years GivingTuesday has since grown into a global movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world; a time when Canadians, charities, and businesses come together to celebrate giving and support charities and non-profits.

November 29
Join the World’s Largest Generosity Movement

The success, excellence and longevity of our culinary program would not be possible without the enduring support of a generous community. This support has helped keep the School – a non-profit career college and registered charity – and the richness of its educational program a reality since 1983, for more than 800 graduates.
This year, we are thrilled to announce that a generous anonymous donor will MATCH your GivingTuesday donations to Stratford Chefs School, received between today and December 17, 2022, up to a maximum of $5,000. Double your impact!
We invite you to support the School by donating now or on GivingTuesday. You’ll help the Stratford Chefs School maintain an unparalleled standard in the field of contemporary gastronomy and hospitality, allowing our students, and by extension our community, to thrive. Thank you!

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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