Jeff Leney • Stratford Chefs School
Jeff Leney

Jeff Leney

Director, Marketing & Admissions Development

Jeff Leney is a local hospitality leader who brings some 35 years of industry experience to his position of Director, Marketing and Admissions Development. He’s well known as a founding owner of Pazzo Taverna and Pizzeria in Stratford, and has been actively engaged in a wide range of local fundraising and charitable events. The School looks forward to tapping into Jeff’s passion for all things hospitality and the culinary arts, as well as his broad industry contacts.

Reporting directly to the School’s Board of Directors, Jeff has ultimate accountability for student recruitment and admissions processes, as well as the School’s marketing programs, including strategic alliances, business partnerships and sponsorships.

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.

Applications are now open for our 16 Week Summer 2021 Diploma Program and our 32 Week Professional Diploma Program 2021-22!

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