Denis Hernandez • Stratford Chefs School
Denis Hernandez

Denis Hernandez

Canadian Guest Chef

Chef Denis Hernandez has been in the culinary field for the last 15 years. He started at Niagara Culinary Institute, and began his apprenticeship at Peller Estates in Niagara-on-the-Lake, later moving to Waterloo Region to expand his knowledge.

Over the last decade, Denis has moved around Ontario and enjoyed the opportunity to work with – and learn from – some of the most talented chefs in the province. Chef Denis continues to strive to gain more knowledge and experience, and is thrilled to pass it on to young cooks starting out.

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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