Tag: #cheflife

May Recipe of the Month: Black Bean BBQ Sauce
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May Recipe of the Month: Black Bean BBQ Sauce
May 2, 2019

Perfect for Barbecue Season, try this recipe from SCS Alumni, Chef Sean Collins (Chef/Co-Owner of Stratford’s The Red Rabbit, Old Man & Son, Okazu 85 Downie)!

May 2, 2019
Alumni Feature: Sean Collins | The Red Rabbit, Old Man & Son, Okazu | SCS Class of 2008
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Alumni Feature: Sean Collins | The Red Rabbit, Old Man & Son, Okazu | SCS Class of 2008
May 2, 2019

I remember cooking alongside my grandmother as a child and feeling very at home in the kitchen. She would cook soups from scratch and hand-make pierogies all afternoon. I apprenticed at The Old Prune with Chef Bryan Steele and over the past decade I have been the Head Chef at Pazzo Stratford, Mercer Hall and The Red Rabbit. In 2018 we opened Old Man & Son, a new place to eat breakfast in Stratford.

May 2, 2019
April Recipe of the Month: Young Jackfruit Salad (Goi mit Chay)
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April Recipe of the Month: Young Jackfruit Salad (Goi mit Chay)
April 3, 2019

Chef Cameron Stauch (SCS Class of 1999) recommends this recipe as an intro to his book “Vegetarian Viet Nam”. It’s bursting with fresh herbal flavours, crunchy textures and a sweet chili dressing. Most of the ingredients can be found at major grocers (Vietnamese coriander may require a trip to Chinatown)…

April 3, 2019
Apprenticeship Bloopers and Tips from SCS Class of 2019
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Apprenticeship Bloopers and Tips from SCS Class of 2019
March 8, 2019

Well friends, our school year has come to a close.
As we’re all preparing for our next adventures, I want to offer a little support to our first-year friends going into their apprenticeships…

March 8, 2019
March Recipe of the Month: Grilled Sardines with Ajo Blanco and Fingerling Potatoes
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March Recipe of the Month: Grilled Sardines with Ajo Blanco and Fingerling Potatoes
March 7, 2019

Try this recipe from Chef Mike Booth, SCS Alumnus, SCS Instructor and Sous Chef at The Prune.

March 7, 2019
Alumni Feature: Mike Booth, SCS Instructor, The Prune (Class of 2006)
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Alumni Feature: Mike Booth, SCS Instructor, The Prune (Class of 2006)
March 7, 2019

I was born in the Okanagan, and moved to Ontario at a fairly young age. I have great memories of my grandpa standing behind the grill on a hot summer day, surrounded by orchards and mountains. His favourite meal was a mixed grill…

March 7, 2019
Alumni Feature: Eric Robertson, 2019 Canadian Guest Chef (SCS Class of 2011)
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Alumni Feature: Eric Robertson, 2019 Canadian Guest Chef (SCS Class of 2011)
February 1, 2019

Originally from Brantford, Eric Robertson has always had an agrarian passion. After graduating from SCS in 2011, he spent time cooking in France and then in Belgium, where he met fellow chef Daniel Hadida, who had a similar culinary background and passions….

February 1, 2019
Middleton Wines: A Taste of History
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Middleton Wines: A Taste of History
January 15, 2019

Our class had the extraordinary opportunity to try some very old wines from Bordeaux that Chef Ian Middleton generously shared from his father George’s collection. As interesting as the wine was in flavours and complexity, for me, the most fascinating part of the afternoon came with the stories and the history they illustrated…

January 15, 2019
Alumni Feature: Ryan Brown, 2019 International Chef in Residence (Class of 2006)
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Alumni Feature: Ryan Brown, 2019 International Chef in Residence (Class of 2006)
January 9, 2019

I was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec in a family that celebrated food on a daily basis. I was always fortunate enough to have one of my parents at home with me growing up, so I made impromptu lunches and dinners from scratch with Dad or baked cheesecakes or cupcakes with Mom. Cooking was always a job, but never entered my mind as a career opportunity until I discovered the Stratford Chefs School, where I graduated before my 20th birthday…

January 9, 2019
December Recipe of the Month: Potato Latkes
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December Recipe of the Month: Potato Latkes
December 6, 2018

Latkes (potato pancakes) are a delicious reminder of the Hanukkah story, and have origins in the eastern European countries of Germany, Austria, Russia and Poland as a peasant food. Potatoes were cheap, plentiful and easy to store, making them a staple and necessitating inventive potato recipes…

December 6, 2018
Alumni Feature: Simon Briggs, Culinary Instructor
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Alumni Feature: Simon Briggs, Culinary Instructor
December 5, 2018

I was born in Lerwick, Scotland and grew up near Aberdeen. I was interested in cooking at a young age, watching my mother cook. After traveling and working in many pubs I came to Canada in 2005, and graduated from the Stratford Chefs School in 2011…

December 5, 2018
Alumni Feature: Victoria Allman (Class of 1995)
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Alumni Feature: Victoria Allman (Class of 1995)
May 4, 2018

After being awakened to global food at the Stratford Chef’s School, Victoria Allman wanted to go out and taste the flavours she had been studying in their own countries. Victoria became a private chef, cooking her way around the world on yachts. This has allowed her to not only study what paella is but how it is made in Spain by authentic local cooks. Victoria has been lucky enough to visit 52 countries – cooking and eating her way through the cuisine of each. Victoria currently works as a Yacht Chef for Motor Yacht Odessa. 

May 4, 2018
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