Leah Aylsworth • Stratford Chefs School
Leah Aylsworth

Leah Aylsworth

Instructor: Restaurant Design

Instructor: Restaurant Design

Leah graduated from George Brown College with a diploma in Architectural Technology and has worked with R. Ritz Architect since 2001. Restaurant Design grew to be her focus and she has worked with independently-owned restaurants as well as large corporate groups.

Leah brings to this course both an in-depth understanding of design aesthetics, as well as real-world experience navigating the regulatory requirements of opening a restaurant. Collaboration with Chefs is an integral part of restaurant design. Leah is excited to give the students insight into this world.

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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