Eli Silverthorne • Stratford Chefs School
Eli Silverthorne

Eli Silverthorne

Instructor: Cookery, Culinary Management, Food History, Lab Packages, Recipe Specs | Open Kitchen Manager

Instructor: Cookery, Culinary Management, Food History, Lab Packages, Recipe Specs | Open Kitchen Manager

A graduate with distinction of Stratford Chefs School, Eli Silverthorne is a firm advocate for Canadian Cuisine, food history, and applied culinary sciences. After graduating, Eli worked under chefs Bryan Steele (The Prune), and Jonathan Gushue (The Berlin), while accomplishing various stages across the country, from Araxi to Scaramouche and Richmond Station in Toronto, and Maison Publique in Montreal, Eli has returned to his Southwestern Ontario roots, settling down in bountiful Perth County.

A traditionalist of sorts, he enjoys slow food cooking methods, curing, smoking, preservation, and fermentation; and above all teaching the nuances of all things culinary. In addition to teaching our practical, theory and food sciences programming Chef Eli is also responsible for designing, organizing and leading classes in our year-round public-based Open Kitchen cooking program.

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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