Are you an aspiring chef? Just starting out? Or looking for a career change? Eager to start working full time in the hospitality industry? Our 16-week Diploma program was designed for you!
The 16-week Diploma program offers the same curriculum as Level 1 (the first half) of our 32-week Professional Diploma program, delivered on a modified Summer schedule.
The program begins by teaching the basic skills and techniques from both French and Italian classic culinary traditions and evolves into contemporary, cutting edge and International technique and skill set training.
Hands-on cooking classes run five days a week (four savoury-focused and one pastry-focused) and are complemented by theoretical course components for a complete culinary curriculum.
The theory curriculum focuses on expanding student knowledge in subjects related to the culinary and hospitality fields including: service, sanitation, communications, writing, food costing, food history, nutrition, gastronomy, wine and kitchen management.
Early June through mid-September
Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm
Cook: Basic – Level 1 Diploma
ADVANCED.fst 3rd. Ed. Management Level Certificate in Food Safety Training (if eligible)
Stratford Chefs School develops Canadian chefs through a uniquely industry-driven program, which provides students with a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of classical cuisines, as well as the business knowledge for operating successful restaurants in today’s market.
The Stratford Chefs School program requires intensive work both in and out of the kitchen, along with physical and mental stamina.
Admissions is based on an assessment of a candidate’s career goals, educational background and achievement, work experience, personal achievements, communication skills and maturity, as well as their suitability to the Stratford Chefs School programs.
How Do I Apply?
The supporting documentation required with an application includes:
High School Diploma, or GED, or the equivalent
Brief biographical sketch outlining your culinary experiences to date and why you have chosen Stratford Chefs School (500-750 words)
Successful applicants will be contacted for a meeting with our Admissions team
Qualified graduates of this program may be invited directly into the second half of our 32-Week Professional Program if space is available
Supporting documentation can be uploaded on the application form, or can be submitted to email@example.com.
*Please note that Stratford Chefs School is not registered as a Canadian Designated Learning Institution for the purposes of prospective International student study permits.
International Students do not require a study permit for this program as it is less than 6-months in length.
Applicants from non-designated countries may need to apply for a travel visa to attend this program.
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