Tag: Stratford Chefs School

Chefs Wear White: Stain Removal 101
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Chefs Wear White: Stain Removal 101
February 26, 2019

Somewhere between mankind’s harnessing of fire and Escoffier, it was decided that people who work with food should wear white… Consequently, we culinary students spend a surprising amount of time discussing stain removal!

February 26, 2019
‘Squimps*’: Exceptional Alternatives
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‘Squimps*’: Exceptional Alternatives
February 15, 2019

It’s difficult to talk about your teachers without sounding like a colossal seat-smoocher, but I’m going to risk it. One of the things I really love about working with our chef instructors is the amount of effort all of them put into making each dinner exceptional for every guest. ..

February 15, 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
February Recipe of the Month: Fresh Goat Milk Custard with Farm Fruit
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February Recipe of the Month: Fresh Goat Milk Custard with Farm Fruit
February 1, 2019

Here’s a delicious dessert recipe from SCS Alumnus and one of this month’s Canadian Guest Chefs, Eric Robertson, of The Restaurant at Pearl Morissette. Perfect for that special Valentine…

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
January Recipe of the Month: Vegetable Bayaldi
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January Recipe of the Month: Vegetable Bayaldi
January 10, 2019

Our 2019 International Chef in Residence Ryan Brown (Class of 2006) still uses this recipe from his SCS days!

January 10, 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
Remembering Mark Webster
November 29, 2018

With the Escoffier at the Ritz dinner fast approaching, I wanted to draw your attention to something special: a set of silver serving trays we use in the dining room … but the fact that they’re beautiful and made of real silver are only tiny parts of what makes them so special…

November 29, 2018
November Recipe of the Month: Coffee-Roasted Carrots with Red-Eye Miso Gravy
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November Recipe of the Month: Coffee-Roasted Carrots with Red-Eye Miso Gravy
November 14, 2018

I have come to appreciate the role coffee can play as a partner at the table, not just in desserts or as an after-dinner beverage, mind you; the range of Revel’s meticulously sourced and roasted coffee beans work beautifully in the savoury kitchen, and can bring unexpected earthy, floral, and even fruity notes to the table…

November 14, 2018
Alumni Feature: Randi Rudner, SCS Program Manager and Core Instructor
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Alumni Feature: Randi Rudner, SCS Program Manager and Core Instructor
November 12, 2018

I am originally from Montreal, but moved to Kingston to attend Queen’s University, where I studied Philosophy and Classics. I fell in love with the hospitality industry while I was still in school, and ultimately decided to pursue a career in the kitchen. A chance meeting with the then-Executive Director of SCS (KP!) while working in a restaurant owned by SCS Alumni (Olivea!) brought me to Stratford to study, and now Stratford is home…

November 12, 2018
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