Jonathan Naiman • Stratford Chefs School
Jonathan Naiman

Jonathan Naiman

2020 Canadian Guest Chef

HEAD CHEF / Co-OWNER, The Red Rabbit (Stratford)

Jon says reality is baked right in…he is one of the true ‘nice guys’ of our industry always willing to go the extra mile to make guests and staff happy. Don’t let the gruff exterior fool you, he’s an old softy most of the time. From simple to complex he has mastered a variety of flavour styles that are showcased as he doles out culinary adventures through Nosh Monday or coaxes the subtleties from a roasted cauliflower. Jon’s focus is always on making food extra delicious and he regularly applies his passion for southern food and Asian flavours as he shapes the Red Rabbit into one of Stratford’s most exciting places to eat.

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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