Mark Brown • Stratford Chefs School
Mark Brown

Mark Brown

Instructor: Business

Instructor: Business

An honours graduate of the Stratford Chefs School (Class of 2009), Mark has been recognized for his talent, passion and commitment to hospitality as an OHI Top 30 Under 30 chef, and was selected as one of the ten future stars of the Canadian culinary scene to compete for the Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship in Vancouver. Mark was also a recipient of the University of Guelph Good Food Innovation Award for his menus based on Canadian content, creativity, clarity, and sustainability. 

Throughout his time behind the stoves Mark has had the opportunity to train with world renowned chefs and has spent time learning in some of the country’s most celebrated restaurants. At home and abroad he has spent time honing his craft from Ottawa to Rome to Toronto to New York City and he has shared his skills, as both a manager and director, with strong hospitality operators including Langdon Hall, Oliver and Bonacini, The Charcoal Group and Abe Erb Brewing Co. 

In addition to Mark’s culinary experience, he holds an honours diploma in Enterprise Management and is the owner of Lady Glaze Doughnuts, currently with three locations: Kitchener, Guelph and Stratford, Ontario. Lady Glaze prides themselves on making old fashioned doughnuts from real ingredients with unique and fun flavours.

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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