Stratford Chefs School Update

Tuesday January 20 | Saturday January 24

International Guest Chefs in Residence Begins!

Chef Francesco Lagi Menus

Cost $85 + HST per person (wine pairings included)


Tuesday Jan 20

Tortino with Fresh Pecorino, Honey and Dried Grapes

Potato Ravioli with Wild Boar Ragout

Beef Fillet with Porcini Mushrooms, Fried Sage Leaves and Red Wine Reduction

Almond Biscuits with Tuscan Sweet Wine ‘Vin Santo’


Wednesday Jan 21

Ricotta and Pesto Flan with Tuscan ‘Frantoiana’ Sauce

Diraspini Pasta with Pancetta, Olives and Fresh Tomatoes

Truffle Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Potatoes and Leeks

Mascarpone Semifreddo with Candied Orange and Rosemary Reduction


Thursday Jan 22

Cannellini Beans, Cream and Steamed Spelt

Chestnut Flour Gnocchi with Ragout

Proscuitto Stuffed Guinea Hen, Aged Pecorino, Zucchini and Mint

Apple Cake with Cinnamon Cream


Friday Jan 23

Chicken Liver Patè with Rosemary Bruschette

Risotto with Chianti Classico and Fried Cabbage

Hake ‘Livornese’ with Potatoes and San Marzano Tomatoes

Zuccotto Fiorentino


Saturday Jan 24 (Sold Out)

Eggplant Parmigiana with Mozzarella Cheese

Tuscan Ribollita with Winter Vegetables and Bread

Chicken ‘Alla Cacciatora’ with Porcini Mushrooms and Olives

Chestnut shortbread with Cream and Hazelnuts

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Chef Francesco Lagi | Villa Mangiacane | Tuscany, Italy (pictured with George Clooney)

March Break Culinary Classes

Adult and Teenager Cooking Classes


This year's culinary camp for teenagers (grades 9 - 13) will take place at Rundles Restaurant - Monday to Friday from noon to 4pm. The adult classes, a sell-out 3 years in a row, will be offered Monday to Friday from 6pm to 10pm. Aspiring chefs will work in real kitchens with restaurant chefs, preparing recipes from the School's actual curriculum.


Each session is dedicated to a different aspect of cookery - working with special international menus.


Monday - Italian

Tuesday - Mexican

Wednesday - Spanish

Thursday - Asian

Friday - Canadian


The cost is $75 per day, which includes instruction, recipes to take home, an admissions package, and a Stratford Chefs School apron (limit 1 apron per student). Sign up for all 5 days and save $25 off the total cost of $375. Register early to avoid disappointment.

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