Arron Carley • Stratford Chefs School
Arron Carley

Arron Carley

Canadian Guest Chef

In 2006 Arron studied at George Brown College in Toronto. After many years in the casual dining scene Arron decided to chase his dream and in 2010 landed a Chef De Partie position with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment as part of the opening team of e11even. To continue his pursuit in 2011 he next achieved a position at Oliver and Bonacini’s Luma as a Sous Chef with Chef Jason Bangerter (Langdon Hall) and Chef Michael Wilson (Luma).

Next on the journey was Noma in Copenhagen, which has held the #1 restaurant spot in the world 4 times. In 2014, at Noma as an intern, he was able to truly understand what it is he wanted to focus his culinary skills on.

After Noma, Arron came back to Toronto and landed at Oliver and Bonacini’s Canoe as a Sous Chef under Chef John Horne, then came to Stratford to serve as Executive Chef at The Bruce Hotel. Chef Carley is currently Culinary Director for Keystone Hospitality, owners of several properties in Stratford: Braai House, The Alley, Ken’s Bru Garden, Ken’s Fries, The Little Green Grocery, and Brch & Wyn.

Looking into our past and understanding our roots, as well as looking forward into the undiscovered wilderness of our nation, we will forge New Canadian Cuisine.

What Sets Stratford Chefs School Apart

Innovative, World-class Program*

Our unique program model is method-based, hands-on, experiential, work-integrated learning, safely adapted to Covid-19 protocols.

High Quality Program*

An enriched, immersive curriculum with exceptional standards and small classes. Collaborative, experiential learning through practical classes, Dinner Labs, and Dinners To Go, with strict adherence to Public Health requirements.

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.


*This Employment Ontario Apprenticeship In-Class Training is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.  


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