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

Summer 16 Week Diploma Course


Fast Track Your Culinary Dreams This Summer in Stratford!






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

Program dates: June 3 – September 20, 2019

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

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