Stratford Chef School (Stratford Ontario, Canada)

Discussion in 'Choosing A Culinary School' started by nickstacey1987, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. nickstacey1987

    nickstacey1987

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    Anyone heard of this school and/or have any opinions of it? I welcome any discussion about it. 

    Cheers
     
  2. arugula

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    Very good school. I know most of the teachers and jamie kennedy is one of the schools executives. The curiculum is very good but its a condenced program. What I mean what you would do at college for 10 months this school does in 5. Also ones finished the course I do believe you can write your test right away the school signs off your book.
     
  3. foodpump

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    Are you sure it's called a "Chef's school?
     
  4. arugula

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    A Chef School. Yes.
     
  5. foodpump

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    Uh-oh...........

    About once a year there's a huge debate on this site (and many ohters too) on what exactly a "Chef" is.  The only thing everyone can agree on is that everyone has a different idea.

    "Culinary" school, yes, because you learn how to cook.

    But "Chef's" school?  Do they teach food costing, budgeting, HR tactics, management, property and equipment maintainence, making and getting a business plan apporoved, compliance with labour board and worker's comp codes, compliance with City Hall codes, etc.????????

    See, in Cnanada the only qualification there is for a cook is the "Red Seal".  It's not a "Chef"'s qualification, and ITA makes this very clear.  The knowledge needed for getting this qualification deals mostly with cooking.  

    Check to see if this school's curriculum meshes with Ontario's "Red Seal" prograrm.
     
  6. arugula

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    The Red Seal makes you a journy man. After 15 years there is another test you can take I believe and its your master chef. Don't quote me but that is what I have heard.
     
  7. foodpump

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    Don't need to quote.

    Check out the ITA (Industry training authority) yourself.

    Red Seal is a cook's qualification
     
     
  8. arugula

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    I couldn't agree more with you. Not everyone believes that, at first. (The red seal being a basic cooking certificate)

    Back to talk about the chef school because I really don't want to run a thread into the ditch.

    Stratford covers 95 percent of the things listed above with the exception of city codes.