Open Kitchen - Stratford Chefs School

Open Kitchen

COVID19 Update:

March 17/20: We have cancelled Open Kitchen classes through end of March and will continue to do so as required. We will provide updates here, on our social media and also by email to class registrants as the situation evolves and we know more. Thank you for your patience and support.

Welcome to our Open Kitchen!

Cooking classes and learning experiences devoted to the dedicated home cook.

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NEW FOR 2020 | Trade Secrets: Master Class

Intensive workshops focused on a specialized cooking technique, specific product or unique dish. Subjects include: Bacon, Macaron, Puff Pastry, Reuben & Rye, and more.

Trade Secrets

Intensive workshops focused on a cooking technique, dish or product. Subjects include Pasta, Bread, Fermentation, Pastry, and more.

Get Cooking!

Intensive workshops focused on themed recipes followed by an opportunity to enjoy your creations. Subjects include Brunch, Vegetarian, and International Cuisines.

SCS Cooking Fundamentals

Foundational cooking methods as taught in Stratford Chefs School’s Professional Program. Take one class or sign up for the full series of 10 workshops: Boiling, Poaching, Pan Frying, Sautéing, Stir-Frying, Deep-Frying, Braising & Stewing, Roasting & Baking, Steaming, Grilling.

How Do I Use That?

Informative workshops dedicated to demonstrating how to use new-to-you kitchen tools and specialized ingredients. An opportunity to try before you buy. Subjects include Cooking with Cannabis, Spiral Slicers and Mandolines, Cocktails, and more.

Open Kitchen + Bradshaws Knife Classes

Learn proper knife storage and care along with classic cutting techniques that will elevate your cooking skills. Leave these classes feeling empowered and ready to slice, dice and chop your way to a fantastic meal at home!

Team Building & Private Events

Social and educational hands-on cooking events for groups of 15 to 32 allow guests to cook alongside friends and colleagues or break into teams and compete. Let us build a unique event to suit your team. Subject to Availability / Select dates from mid-March through September.

Team Building & Private Group | Class Topics & Pricing

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2020 Spring | Summer Open Kitchen Classes



Open Kitchen | 4 Class Passes

Purchase 4 Classes and Save!

Interested in multiple classes? Save $25 when you purchase any one of the 4 Class Passes.

Passes are limited in number and are only available for purchase until April 1, 2020



Explorer Courses

Spring Explorer – March Break 2020 SOLD OUT

Spring Explorer 2020 – June

Summer Explorer 2020 – July 

Explore the culinary world during these one-week intensive courses that offer participants a sneak peek into the Stratford Chefs School’s renowned professional culinary program.

Learn more about your Lead Instructor Chef Eli Silverthorne


Thank you to our Open Kitchen Season Partner

Coffee Partner | revel

Wine Partner | Cave Spring Cellars

The Fine Print | Terms & Conditions:

All Open Kitchen classes purchased online or by credit card are subject to a 5% service fee. Our ticketing service hosted by includes this fee in the total listed price. 

Safety regulations require students wear closed toe shoes (no sandals, flip flops or exposed toes) when participating in any cooking class. It is recommended that people with long hair wear it tied back.

The Stratford Chefs School reserves the right to cancel a class due to insufficient enrolment with a minimum of 48 hours prior notice. In the unlikely event a class is cancelled, the Stratford Chefs School will apply the course fee to a future Open Kitchen course or issue a full refund of the course fee at the participant’s discretion.

If you need to cancel a class, it is possible to get a refund (less the service fee) up to 7 days before the date of the event via your account. A credit note may be issued for cancellations received by email ( a minimum of 48 hours before the event.

Please note that there are no credit notes or refunds for missed classes or classes cancelled less than 48 hours before the event.

Participants will be provided with an apron and all necessary tools and equipment.

Menus, recipes and instructors are subject to change as required.

Help us help the environment! In the off chance we cook too much (and you would like to take some home), please bring a container with you to help take home any leftovers. (One 1 litre container is recommended).

It is the student’s responsibility to inform (*either at the time of purchase, or by separate email to with the subject title: Allergy Alert)  Stratford Chefs School of any serious food or environmental allergies, including their nature (ingestion, contact, airborne) and severity no less than 48 hours before the start of a class. Stratford Chefs School is committed to accommodating people with allergies and reducing risk for all members of our school community and visitors. However, Stratford Chefs School cannot guarantee an environment completely free of allergens. Students who are at risk of a severe reaction such as anaphylaxis must carry an epinephrine kit with them and show the instructor where to find it in case of an emergency. In a situation where sufficient information and notice has been given, but a severe allergy cannot be accommodated, the Stratford Chefs School will issue a full refund of the course fee to the participant. ​        

Classes are for students 16 years and older unless otherwise indicated.

For classes that include an alcoholic beverage, participants are required to be 19 years of age to be served and must be able to produce a valid government issued ID if asked for proof of age.

Current provincial regulations do not allow restaurants to serve cannabis infused edibles. Any recipes demonstrated in Open Kitchen Cooking with Cannabis classes have been developed using infused products, however the dishes cooked and tasted during class will NOT use cannabis-infused ingredients. Participants in cannabis cooking classes are required to be 19 years of age and must be able to produce a valid government issued ID if asked for proof of age.

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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