Julian Palmer • Stratford Chefs School
Julian Palmer

Julian Palmer

Alumni, Canadian Guest Chef

Julian Palmer is the Chef de Cuisine of Braai House and The Alley in Stratford, Ontario. Born and raised in London, Ontario he began his career washing dishes at a local diner and soon after moved to Toronto in search of more exciting cuisine. Julian worked under notable chefs in multiple fine dining establishments in the city. Julian and his wife Katie moved to Stratford to further his knowledge of classical cookery at the Stratford Chefs School (Class of 2020) and loved this small town so much they decided to stay.

Fermentation plays a huge role in Julian’s life; the transformation and exploration of new flavours and preservation methods is something he is very passionate about. Outside of the kitchen, his passions include playing drums at a local church, foraging, and playing chess with his wife.

What Sets Stratford Chefs School Apart

Innovative, World-class Program*

Our unique program model is method-based, hands-on, experiential, work-integrated learning, safely adapted to Covid-19 protocols.

High Quality Program*

An enriched, immersive curriculum with exceptional standards and small classes. Collaborative, experiential learning through practical classes, Dinner Labs, and Dinners To Go, with strict adherence to Public Health requirements.

Expert Instructors

Our approachable Chef Instructors and Guest Chefs bring diverse experience and culinary backgrounds to our collaborative, real-world learning environment.

Not-for-Profit Model

Profits are reinvested into our program and facilities; fundraising helps keep tuition costs realistic.


SCS is widely recognized for training cooks who become the best chefs. Our reputation is built on Alumni success stories.


*This Employment Ontario Apprenticeship In-Class Training is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.  


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