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Stratford Chocolate Trail


The Chocolate Trail is a self-guided tour that introduces you to our world-famous confectioners and bakers.  You’ll get to sample our decadent treats and meet the makers who craft these indulgences year round.  

Purchase your Chocolate Trail Pass in person at the Stratford Tourism office, which includes vouchers that entitle you to choose six of the stops on a self-guided tour.  The Chocolate Trail is offered year-round and is valid for 1 week from date of purchase. You can also give a gift certificate that the recipient can redeem for a Stratford Chocolate Trail Pass — those can be purchased online or in person. 

Limited availability on Sundays and Mondays.

When: Open Tue. to Sat.
from Apr. 2nd to Dec. 22nd, 2019
Where: Pick up your vouchers at Stratford Tourism Alliance, Stratford
Cost: $30/Per pass plus HST
Contact: 519-271-5140 or 1-800-561-7926

Open Kitchen | Get Cooking! | Fried Chicken

In this class home cooks review how to properly butcher a chicken with minimal waste with instructor Eli Silverthorne. Students will then learn recipes and techniques required to safely fry up a mouth-watering chicken meal including from scratch hot sauce, biscuits, and potato salad! From marinated Southern Fried, to extra crispy Buffalo wings, this class will teach you to be the colonel of your own kitchen! Enjoy your creations at the end of class with a glass of craft beer. Perfect for the beginner to intermediate home cook.


  • Chicken butchery (brining vs. marinade)
  • Buttermilk Fried Chicken
  • Chicken Wings
  • House Made Hot Sauce
  • House Honey Mustard
  • Biscuits
  • Potato Salad

For more information and to register, please go to: www.universe.com/friedchicken_may19

View other dates:  Sunday, June 16 | 6 pm - 9 pm

Safety regulations require students wear closed toe shoes when participating in any cooking class.

This class has a maximum capacity of 14 students.

Classes are for students 16 years and older.

Participants will be provided with an apron and all necessary tools and equipment.

Menus, recipes and instructors are subject to change as required.

Help us help the environment! In the off chance we cook too much, please bring a container with you to help take home any leftovers. (One 1 litre container is recommended).

If you need to cancel a class, it is possible to get a refund (less the service fee) up to 7 days before the date of the event via your universe.com account. A credit note may be issued for cancellations received by email (admin@stratfordchef.com) a minimum of 48 hours before the event.

Please note that there are no credit notes or refunds for missed classes or classes cancelled less than 48 hours before the event.

* All Open Kitchen classes purchased online or by credit card are subject to a 5% service fee. Our ticketing service hosted by universe.com includes this fee in the total listed price.

When:  Wednesday May. 1st, 2019
Where: Stratford Chefs School Kitchens, Stratford
Cost: $75/Per person + a service fee
Contact: 519-271-1414

A Taste for Life 2019

Wednesday, May 1 is A Taste for Life in support of Regional HIV AIDS Connection. Participating restaurants in London and Stratford will be donating 25% of evening sales to your local HIV/AIDS organization. Lunch seating is available at select restaurants.

Book your dinner date now to help fight HIV/AIDS in our community with any one of our participating restaurants! Find participating restaurants and book early at: www.atasteforlife.org

Presented by TD Bank Group. In partnership with The London Free Press, Virgin Radio London Canada, Cohen Highley LLP and LBF Group.

When:  Wednesday May. 1st, 2019
Where: Foster's Inn, Stratford
Cost: Various costs
Contact: 519-434-1601

Stratford Bacon and Ale Trail

Bacon and Ale - two of life's greatest creations!  You'll gain a whole new appreciation for your favourite obsessions.  This self-guided walking trail includes vouchers that you can use at 5 stops.  Each voucher will entitle you to a "tasting" of a unique bacon and ale inspired treat and the chance to speak to Stratford and area's culinary stars while visiting our unique restaurants and retail locations.  This trail is offered year round and is valid for one week (7 days) from the date of purchase.  Bacon and Ale Trail gift certificates are great for birthday and anniversary gifts, which can be redeemable at a later date. 

Limited availability on Sundays and Mondays.

When: Open Tue. to Sat.
from Apr. 2nd to Dec. 22nd, 2019
Where: Pick up your vouchers at Stratford Tourism Alliance, Stratford
Cost: $30/Per pass plus HST
Contact: 519-271-5140 or 1-800-561-7926

Want to Know (series)

What do you want to know? Wednesdays in April and May, find out about making feline futons, terrariums, mini-me documentaries, cutting the cable cord, forest bathing and more!  Supplies and seating is limited, please register!

April 3: DIY cat beds (full!)

April 10: DIY Terrariums (full!)

April 17: Mini-documentary making

April 24: Cutting the Cable Cord

May 1: (it's a surprise... check website for details)

May 8: Forest Bathing (check website for location)

When:  Wednesday May. 1st, 2019
Where: Stratford Public Library Auditorium, Stratford
Cost: Free but registration is required
Contact: Robyn Godfrey 519-271-0220 x132