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Avon Boat Rentals

Paddleboat not for you, then how about a canoe?  
Canoes have been on the river for over 135 years - why not see why with a quiet paddle down the Avon River?  
More adventurous than a paddleboat or a canoe, why not then try one of our kayaks?  

Weather permitting.

When:  Sep. 11th to Sep. 13th, 2020
Where: Avon Boat Rentals, Stratford
Cost: $24/hr/Paddleboats, $25/hr/Canoes, $18/hr/Kayaks (Includes all equipment and taxes)
Contact: 519-271-7739

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

Inspired by our Open Kitchen Master Class series, Chef Eli will guide you through the ultimate Steakhouse experience by doing the prep and demystifying the process. This menu allows Chef Eli, in his video tutorial, to demonstrate elevated technique – no equipment sous vide – leaving you to sear, reheat, plate and enjoy with twice baked potato and grilled corn. Bon Appetit!

STEAK MEAL KIT includes all pre-measured ingredients prepped to make the following three course meal:

Wedge Salad

Sous Vide Sirloin Steak

Twice baked Potato

Grilled Corn

Chocolate Mousse with Chantilly cream


Plate/dress Salad

Water bath reheat, then sear Steak

Reheat prepped Potato in oven

Grill Corn

Portion Mousse

Whip Chantilly Cream

Menu Add-on available:  Mixed Mushrooms $4 per person

PLACE YOUR ORDER by 12 noon Thursday, September 10 for PICK UP Saturday September 12 between 4 - 6pm

When:  Saturday Sep. 12th, 2020
Where: Stratford Chefs School Kitchens, Stratford
Cost: $36 per person ($34.28 + 5% service fee)
Contact: 519-271-1414

Open Kitchen @Home | Meal Kit with Video Instruction | Sourdough Bread

Learn to make sourdough at home with written and video instructions, recipes and starter culture from the pros at Stratford Chefs School with Chef Instructor, Eli Silverthorne.


1 Litre living sourdough culture

Downloadable instruction and recipe booklet that includes 3 Sourdough recipes: Traditional Sourdough, Walnut Currant, Caraway Rye and bread “trouble shooting” guide.

Video tutorials

Need Sourdough making equipment? | Visit or call Bradshaw's & Kitchen Detail at 519-271-6283 or www.Bradshaws.ca

PLACE YOUR ORDER by Thursday, September 10 at 12 noon for pick up Saturday, September 12 between 4 pm - 6 pm.

When:  Saturday Sep. 12th, 2020
Where: Stratford Chefs School Kitchens, Stratford
Cost: $12.50 per person ($11.90 + 5% service fee)
Contact: 519-271-1414

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 trail vouchers at Stratford Tourism, 47 Downie Street; Bradshaws, 129 Ontario Street; MacLeods Scottish Shop, 80 Ontario Street; and Small Mart, 119 Ontario Street.

Each trail purchased entitles you to choose six of the stops on a self-guided tour. The Chocolate Trail is offered year-round.

You can also purchase gift certificates to give as gifts to be used at a later date.  

When: Open Mon. to Sat.
from Jul. 31st to Dec. 22nd, 2020
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