Stratford Chefs School Update

November 26-30, 2013

This week our International Inspirations Menus continue as we cook in the style of one of our favourite chefs. Dinners are $55 per person including wine pairings

Tuesday November 26

Closed for a private dinner party

Wednesday November 27

Thomas Keller – ad hoc

Student Chef Jenna Grossman

Cream of Cauliflower Soup with Red Beet Chips

Little Gem Lettuce Salad with Citrus, Pomegranate and Honey Vinaigrette

Blowtorch Prime Rib Roast with Horseradish Cream

Lemon Bars with Meringue

Thursday November 28

Alfred Portale

Student Chef Tara Blasman

Butternut Squash Soup with Spiced Crème Fraîche

Pear Carpaccio with Greens, Pecorino Romano and Aged Balsamic Vinegar

Salmon with Mushrooms, Brussels Sprout Leaves and Fingerling Potatoes

Chocolate Soufflé with Coffee Sauce

Wait List Available

Friday November 29

Judy Rodgers

Student Chef Brandon Wraith

Oysters and Les Fruits de Mer

Watercress Salad with Beets and Tapenade-Goats’ Cheese Crostini

Roast Rib of Pork with Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes and Heirloom Carrots

Double-Crusted Blueberry Tart

Saturday November 30

Thomas Keller - Per Se

Student Chef Loreena Miller

Artichokes, Sunchokes and Crosnes with Lemon and Olives

Grilled Octopus with Chorizo, Fingerling Potatoes, Almonds and Salsa Verde

Confit of Calves Heart, Pecans, Baby Turnips, Cherries and Balsamic Vinegar

Spanish Mackerel and Serrano Ham en Brioche with Capers and Piquillo Peppers

Glazed Breast of Pork with Swiss Chard, Poached Apples and Green Mustard Vinaigrette

Vanilla, Chocolate and Cashew Ice Cream with Banana Anglaise and Waffle Tuile

Wait List Available


Lunches are offered Fridays and Saturdays beginning at 11:30am.

Our lunch menus offer our Level 2 students a chance to exhibit their creativity and culinary influences and generally offer a choice of dishes in each course.

The pictures below are from our lunch menu on Sat Nov 16th.

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For reservations call 519.271.1414 or email

Gift Certificates

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Annual Donation Campaign

The “father” of French classical cooking, George August Escoffier (1846 – 1935) wrote “Good cooking is the foundation of true happiness.” The Stratford Chefs School embraces this idea.

Donate to our capital fund or to shorter term projects to keep the SCS program on the leading edge of Canadian cuisine.

In accordance with Canada Revenue Agency, a tax receipt will be issued for the full amount of your donation.

For more information on donating to the Stratford Chefs School, please contact Rochelle Marshall, Fundraising and Development Officer, at 519.271.1414 or via e-mail at

Charitable number 119199958