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Open Kitchen @Home | Meal Kit with Video Instruction | Ultimate Burger

Make the Ultimate Burger at home with Chef instructor, Eli Silverthorne!

Inspired by our Open Kitchen Master Class series, it's the Ultimate Burger! We'll handle the prep and grind you a fresh 6oz sirloin, short rib and brisket beef burger, paired with a house milk bun, full sour pickles and a refreshing vinegar-based potato salad. Learn the fundamentals of grilling as you complete 3 summertime courses at home - all without turning on the oven!

ULTIMATE BURGER MEAL KIT includes all pre-measured and prepped components for the following three course meal:

Tomato crostini with herbed ricotta

House ground 6 oz burger

House milk bun

Full sour pickles, lettuce, tomato, onion

Mayo-free Potato Salad

Pineapple with shaved chocolate and Chantilly

Finished by you @Home:

Slice / Grill or Sear crostini bread

Assemble crostini

Grill or pan fry Burger

Slice/toast bun

Plate Burger

Portion Salad

Grill Pineapple

Whip Chantilly Cream

Bon Appetit!

Menu Add-ons available:

Additional burger patty $5 each

Smoked gouda cheese $1.50 each

House bacon $1.50 each

PLACE YOUR ORDER by 12 noon Thursday, September 24 for PICK UP Saturday, September 26 between 4 pm - 6 pm.

When:  Saturday Sep. 26th, 2020
Where: Stratford Chefs School Kitchens, Stratford
Cost: $36 per person ($34.28 + 5% service fee)
Contact: 519-271-1414

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. 25th to Sep. 27th, 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

Record Store Day

Record Store Day is an annual event celebrating independent record stores.  Special, limited vinyl releases from many musical artists available only at independent record stores.  The list of titles available this year is here:


If your are interested in any of the titles please call 519-801-5421 to inquire.

Sound Fixation will open at 8 am this day.

When:  Saturday Sep. 26th, 2020
Where: Sound Fixation, Stratford
Contact: 519-801-5421

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

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 24 at 12 noon for pick up Saturday, September 26 between 4 pm - 6 pm.

When:  Saturday Sep. 26th, 2020
Where: Stratford Chefs School Kitchens, Stratford
Cost: $12.50 per person ($11.90 + 5% service fee)
Contact: 519-271-1414

Beauty and The Beast (2017) - Movies Under the Stars - Parking Lot Edition

Belle, a village girl, embarks on a journey to save her father from a creature that has locked him in his dungeon. Eventually, she learns that the creature is an enchanted prince who has been cursed.

Gates open at 6:30 pm.  Concessions are not offered on-site.  Please bring any snacks and beverages with you.  Portable washrooms are located adjacent to the Stratford Perth Family YMCA.  We encourage you to wear a mash when leaving your vehicle area.

If you are coming to watch from the grass, you can buy your tickets from the gate next to the YMCA. You will need to bring your own headphone (standard 3.5ml jack) & lawn chair. A receiver with be provided at no cost.

When:  Saturday Sep. 26th, 2020
Where: Grand Trunk Shops Parking Lot, Stratford
Cost: $30/Special Carload Rate, $15/A, $5/CH (6 - 13)