Jennifer Otter-Leaney • Stratford Chefs School
Jennifer Otter-Leaney

Jennifer Otter-Leaney

Administration & Marketing

Jennifer joined the Stratford Chefs School in Administration & Marketing in October 2018, soon after returning to her hometown of Stratford, having lived and worked for many years in Toronto. Jennifer was Associate Director of Marketing for Canadian Stage following several years in the film distribution business in Publicity and Promotions roles, and as Director of Marketing with Entertainment One and Alliance Films. Fun film highlights include working on campaigns for Academy Award winning films Atonement and The King’s Speech, and getting thank you roses from Joaquin Phoenix after running his Canadian press tour.

A passionate cheerleader for arts, culture, and all things Stratford, Jennifer is thrilled to be back to her hometown and part of the talented team at Stratford Chefs School. Not only does she love the fantastic Chefs School dinners, Jennifer delights in supporting the staff, faculty and the next generation of Chefs during their time at SCS.

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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