Kris Simmons | Class of 2014 • Stratford Chefs School
Kris Simmons | Class of 2014

Kris Simmons | Class of 2014

Canadian Guest Chef, Alumni

Canadian Guest Chef Kris Simmons (Class of 2014)

Growing up, cooking was always an enjoyable time spent with my mom, together we would cook dinner for the family. This is where I found my passion for the culinary arts. I then enrolled in the Stratford Chefs School, where I built the foundation I needed to succeed. After graduating in 2014, I was fortunate to work with fellow alumni and great established chefs until I landed at Langdon Hall, where I finessed my skills and defined my leadership. After Langdon, my career took me to Janet Lynn’s Bistro and The Elora Mill. Now I am currently leading the culinary program at S&V Uptown in Waterloo, teaching and sculpting young chefs.

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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