Manuel Giraldo • Stratford Chefs School
Manuel Giraldo

Manuel Giraldo

Hometown: Caicedonia, Colombia

Summer Internship: Baro

Favourite Food: Colombian and Peruvian food

Favourite Kitchen task/position: I really enjoy Garde Manger and Entremetier

Career goals/aspirations post-SCS: One of my aspirations after SCS is to travel and learn more about Latin American cuisine.

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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