Welcome! I’m a self-taught chef with over a decade of cooking experience. My food journey began as a young boy watching family members prepare meals. I would sit and soak in all of the wonderful tastes and smells coming from the kitchen. I was in the kitchen so much, that I was given the name “bottomless pit” due to my insatiable appetite. These experiences greatly influenced how I view food, and fostered an open mind towards different cuisines and cultures.
My passion for cooking began in college while obtaining my degree in Psychology. Cooking has always been a platform where I can express my creativity, challenge myself, and most importantly bring people together. I started by cooking meals at home, collaborating with friends, and researching recipes.
I have always embraced the DIY ethos, and becoming a personal chef was the perfect vehicle to pursue my culinary aspirations. Over the years, I have developed my own signature dishes which can be showcased for private events. The goal is to create a memorable dining experience, utilize the freshest ingredients, and present food that is visually appealing and tastes great. Whether you’re looking for simple home cooked meals or an extravagant private event, Cooking with Julien provides a great service for your dining needs.