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Open Kitchen @Home | Meal Kit with Video Instruction | Brunch

NEW! We’re (virtually) bringing Open Kitchen class - and a great meal - to your house!

Learn Stratford Chefs School cooking techniques and tips, while preparing a delicious 3 course meal to savour with our finish-at-home Meal Kits!

Chef Instructor Eli Silverthorne plans the meal and does the prep, you finish the cooking at home! Our professional video tutorial will guide you along the way. Order an Open Kitchen @Home Meal Kit and we’ll make it easy, with all the chef-prepared, pre-measured, farm-to-table ingredients you need, a detailed downloadable recipe booklet with full instructions to keep, and safe contactless pick up.

Take it home and start cooking - PLACE YOUR ORDER by 12 noon Thursday, July 9 for PICK UP Saturday, July 11 between 4 pm - 6 pm

Weekend Brunch is a leisurely feast, but also a culinary endeavour. This intermediate level meal kit is inspired by our Open Kitchen Get Cooking series. We'll help simplify things by doing the bulk of the leg work and providing video instruction to guide you through the rest. Experience how to make no fuss crepes, easy at-home filled puff pastry tart shells, an “Instagrammable” beet and citrus salad, finished with overnight yeasted cinnamon buns. Bon Appetit!

NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, Cinnamon Buns are provided unproofed on Saturday for you to finish proofing and baking on Saturday or Sunday. If requested, we can bake in advance.

BRUNCH MEAL KIT includes all pre-measured ingredients prepped to make the following:

Crepe with seasonal local fruit and fresh jam

Mushroom & Asparagus Tart

Beet, Frisee, Citrus Salad

Cinnamon Buns with at-home Cream Cheese Icing


Cook pre-mixed Crepes batter & dress crepes

Heat and slice Puff Pasty Tart

Dress and plate Salad

Proof and bake pre-portioned Cinnamon buns

Spread icing on Buns

When:  Saturday Jul. 11th, 2020
Where: Stratford Chefs School Kitchens, Stratford
Cost: $32 per person ($30.48 + 5% service fee)
Contact: 519-271-1414

Summer Exhibition at Agora Gallery

AGORA GALLERY presents the 7th annual Summer Exhibition, featuring work in a wide range of media by some of the best local artists, including Ruth Abernethy, Marion Anderson, Susan Benson, Patsy Berton, Linda Brine, Tom Campbell, Ed Czajkowski, Mary Anne Dente, Renata Fitzgerald, Luc Forsyth, Antony John, Gloria Kagawa, Chris Klein, Antoni Los, Tanya Lyons, John Pennoyer, Kathi Posliff, Stacey Stuart, Elizabeth Vanden Broeck and Lesley Walker-Fitzpatrick.

Covid-19 precautions will be in effect.

When: Open Wed. to Sat.
from Jul. 8th to Jul. 31st, 2020
Where: Agora Gallery, Stratford
Cost: Free
Contact: 519-508-8700

Adult Summer Reading on Beanstack

We may still be closed but we’re still here for you with something brand new for Adult Summer Reading!  Check out the reading challenges on Beanstack, our new app!  Starting July 1st, get inspired by nature, learn reflection and introspection skills, or just unplug and be a kid for a day… or two. Pre-register for the August challenges that will have you facing your fears and examining your perceptions.  It’s all new, it’s all online, and it’s all summer long at SPL!  Head to https://stratford.library.on.ca/beanstackhow to learn more and sign on!


When: Open Daily from Jun. 23rd to Aug. 31st, 2020
Where: Stratford Public library website
Contact: 519-271-0220