16-Week Diploma - Stratford Chefs School

16-Week Diploma

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.

 

Schedule:

  • Early June through mid-September

  • Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm

Credential:

  • Cook: Basic – Level 1 Diploma

  • ADVANCED.fst 3rd. Ed. Management Level Certificate in Food Safety Training (if eligible)

 

Admission Requirements

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?

Applications are accepted online year-round.

The supporting documentation required with an application includes:

  • Résumé

  • 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 admin@stratfordchef.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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Tuition Fees

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What Sets Stratford Chefs School Apart

 

 

Innovative Program

Our unique program model is method-based, hands-on, experiential, work-integrated learning.

High Quality Program

An enriched, immersive curriculum with exceptional standards and small classes.

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.

Alumni

SCS is widely recognized for training cooks who become the best chefs. Our reputation is built on Alumni success stories.

Applications are now open for our 32 Week Professional Diploma Program!
Classes start October 22, 2019

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