Jon Rennie • Stratford Chefs School
Jon Rennie

Jon Rennie

Canadian Guest Chef 2019

Jon Rennie has always been fascinated by food. As a child he would consistently order the one thing on a menu he had never tried, often to his parents chagrin as it would be the most expensive item. He began cooking as a teen, making family dinners regularly, experimenting on patient parents with flavours, learning from his mistakes, and pushing himself to always move forward.

Jon attended George Brown College, finding John Higgins to be a wonderful mentor who shared his excitement for flavour: “Flavour is King.”

Spending most of his career in Waterloo, Jon’s pursuit of flavour eventually landed him exploring the intense palate of Southeast Asia with Paul Boehmer of Bhima’s Warung and subsequently opening the posh Loloan Lobby Bar as executive chef. Now embarking on a journey of self-discovery and, in continuing this pursuit of flavour, Jon has departed from Loloan and Bhima’s to reflect on his own vision of food, life and flavour and where that will take him.

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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