Eli Silverthorne - Stratford Chefs School
Eli Silverthorne

Eli Silverthorne

Open Kitchen Manager & Chef Instructor

A graduate of the Stratford Chefs School, Eli is a wine aficionado and a strong advocate for Canadian cuisine.  Having staged in various restaurants across the country, from Araxi in Whistler, to Scaramouche in Toronto, to Maison Publique in Montreal, Eli has returned to his Southwestern Ontario roots, settling in bountiful Perth County.

A champion of traditional methods, Eli enjoys slow food cooking techniques: braising, curing, smoking and fermentation. In his work Eli is a proponent of accurate and comprehensive understandings of food culture, history, and molecular science.

Eli is currently Executive Chef at Okazu (85 Downie Street, Stratford) and is the Lead Instructor and Manager of the 2019 season of Open Kitchen programming at the Stratford Chefs School.  Eli is also a core instructor for Stratford Chefs School’s Professional Program, teaching practical cookery and theory components including: recipe specifications, lab reports, and food history.

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.

Alumni

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 32 Week Professional Diploma Program!
Classes start October 22, 2019

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