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#Canada150 Alumni Spotlight: British Columbia (Chef James Walt)

As part of the Stratford Chefs School’s celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial, we will publish a monthly feature that focuses on alumni who have established roots in cities and communities from sea to sea, and who each uniquely contribute to our … Continue reading

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God is in the details

Coco Chanel once said “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory” and although she was talking about fashion, the adage holds true for cooking as well. Continue reading

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My First Time

Blog post #4 by 2015-16 student blogger James Toenders   This is a recounting of the first time I’ve taken an animal’s life, juxtaposed against Gabrielle Hamilton’s experience of killing her first chicken from her book Blood, Bones & Butter. … Continue reading

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The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned This Year

Blog post #3 by 2015-16 student blogger James Toenders The third week of school is finally over and I don’t know if I’ve ever felt as physically and mentally drained in my life. At the end of October, we transitioned … Continue reading

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Students Hit the Culinary Ground Running

Blog # 2 by Stratford Chefs School’s 2014-15 student blogger Eli Silverthorne The sixteen weeks that comprise a year at the Stratford Chefs School run at full throttle, from start to finish. This year’s orientation proved no exception, as students … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned at the Stratford Chefs School

Final Blog by Bo Stelmach, Level 2 student “Know What You’re Buying” – and from Whom – and Where it Came from Recipes are merely suggestions – they are meant to be “stolen,” “borrowed,” “recreated” and “tweaked” to show your … Continue reading

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January at the school

Blog #4 – by Bo Stelmach, Level 2 student January – in like a Lion, with two dinner labs, a Pastry Exam and a Design Assignment, prior to our first formal class, due. We dive right in. January was also … Continue reading

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