Joseph Hoare GWIR - Stratford Chefs School

Joseph Hoare GWIR

Joseph Hoare Gastronomic Writer-In-Residence 2017: Chef Andrew George, Jr.

The Stratford Chefs School is proud to announce the 2017 Joseph Hoare Gastronomic Writer in Residence is celebrated chef and author Andrew George Jr., author of Modern Native Feasts: Healthy, Innovative, Sustainable Cuisine and a member of the Wet’suwet’en Nation.

Join Us for the Following Events with Chef Andrew George, Jr.

Eating Words: A Free Public Lecture with Chef Andrew George, Jr.

Monday, October 23, 2017 | 7:00 – 8:00 pm Palmerston Theatre, 560 Palmerston Ave, Toronto

This event is presented in partnership with the Toronto Public Library. Seats are available on a first come first served basis.

Appetite for Words: A Literary Festival with a Culinary Twist

Taste The Tradition: Literary Dinner with Chef Andrew George Jr. A Look into Canada’s Original Cuisine

Friday, October 27 | 6:30 – 9:00 pm

Stratford Chefs School Kitchens
136 Ontario Street, Stratford

Master Theory Class with Chef Andrew George Jr., From the Classroom to the Kitchen: Translating Personal History into a Cookbook

Saturday, October 28 | 1:30 – 3:00 pm & Saturday, October 28 | 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Stratford Chefs School Learning Centre 184 Ontario Street, Stratford

Details and tickets are available through Digiwriting: Appetite for Words

Joseph Hoare Gastronomic Writer in Residence Program

The Role of The Gastronomic Writer in Residence

  • Leads workshops about food writing; provides one-one-one consultations with students who are interested in food writing; presents readings of his or her work to both students and the public.
  • Contributes to a more well-rounded education for students, a primary objective of the School
  • Advances food writing as an important source of knowledge about food culture
  • Advances food writing as an important source of knowledge about food culture
  • Helps engage the public to experience, enjoy and understand the gastronomy of our time

Who is 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. A er 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.

Previous Joseph Hoare Gastronomic Writers in Residence

What Sets Stratford Chefs School Apart



Innovative Program

Our unique program model is method-based, hands-on, experiential, work-integrated learning.

High Quality Program

An enriched, immersive curriculum with exceptional standards and small classes.

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.

Applications are now open for our 16 Week Diploma Summer Program and our 32 Week Professional Diploma Program 2020!

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