Stratford Chefs School Update

January 12-16

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Happy New Years!

2016 is starting with gusto here at the Stratford Chefs School

- Our Joseph Hoare Gastronomic Writer Gabrielle Hamilton is arriving Monday

- Students will be cooking for and serving guests at the seventh annual Mayors Gala

- Planning for the 26th Annual Gala Dinner and Auction is in full swing


Tuesday January 12

Inspired by Gordon Ramsay

Butternut Squash Velouté with Sautéed Cèpes, Parmesan Crisp, and Mushroom and White Truffle Tortellini

Seared Loin of Tuna with Poached Veal Fillet and Caper Dressing

Roast Saddle and Leg of Rabbit, Cauliflower, Haricot Blanc and Young Lettuce

Apple Parfait with Honeycomb, Bitter Chocolate, Champagne Foam

Wednesday January 13

Inspired by Atul Kochar

Stuffed Pappadoms

Goan Fish Croquettes with Cucumber Salad and Tomato Chutney

Peppered Chicken Curry

Almond Lamb Curry

Stir-fried Spinach

Turnips with Ginger and Nigella Seeds

Home-style Lentils


Rich Cashew Nut Ice Cream with Roasted Fruit

Thursday January 14

Inspired by Frank Pabst

Kusshi Oysters with Pickled Vegetables, Cucumber Jelly and Horseradish Foam

Sesame-Crusted Pacific Scallops with Japanese Eggplant

Smoked Black Cod with Beluga Lentils and Beet Straw

Hazelnut Financier with Vanilla Poached Pears

Friday January 15

JHGWIR Gabrielle Hamilton Dinner | $85 per person +HST

Chef Hamilton will be in the kitchen cooking alongside our student chef

Braised Octopus with Potatoes

Mustard Greens Salad

Grilled Pigeon on seeded Toast with Warm Parsley Vinaigrette

Olive Oil Cake with Candied Orange

Saturday January 16

Inspired by Anne Desjardins

Maple Marinated Trout with Fennel Juice Vinaigrette

Medallions of Fresh Duck Foie Gras with Mead Jelly and Brioche

Arctic Char with Soft Potato Purée and Olive Oil Sauce

Hazelnut Cake with Caramelized Apples and Maple Syrup

Dinners are held at our venue parter The Prune Restaurant | 151 Albert St, Stratford, ON.

The cost per person is $55+ HST.

Wine pairings are included. Additional bottles with a $5 corkage fee will apply.

Reservations are required. Please call 519-271-1414 or email to book now!

Visit our website for more information anytime for more details and updates.


Lunches are held Friday and Saturday at Rene's Bistro | 20 Wellington St, Stratford, ON

Consider booking a celebratory lunch with us, perfect for corporate or personal gatherings.

Three course lunch menus are created entirely by the student chef and executed with help from their peers and instructor.

Friday January 15

Student Chef: Kari Bauman


Bread and Butter

Not Your Average Sushi

Something Like Soup

Just Dessert

Saturday January 16

Student Chef: Amanda Van Brenk


Bacon sourdough with beef dip

Egg's nest salad

Beef with potato purée, jus foam, tarragon glass and pearl onions

Hot chocolate, coffee, and tea

The cost per person is $30+ HST. Wine available by the glass, bottle or we have a $5 corkage fee.

Reservations are required. Please call 519-271-1414 or email to book now!

Visit our website for more information anytime for more details and updates.


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