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.