Julian Pancer

Speakers’ Corner: Knife Skills (11AM)

Demo: Tips and tricks to include smashing the bulb, karate chopping the cloves to peel, mincing garlic,  sexy sliced garlic, storing and preserving once it is chopped, and proper knife handling and safety

Chef Julian Pancer  has been the co-owner and culinary instructor at The Chef Upstairs since 2014. He is also co-owner of Pancer’s Original Deli, a Toronto landmark since 1957 and family owned for 4generations. He is the house chef of Market&Co. at Upper Canada Mall and The Food District at Square One Shopping Centre. Julian began working in restaurants at the age of 11 in his family’s deli after discovering his love for food in his mom’s kitchen. He is a graduate of the George Brown Chef School and has learned his trade working with many talented chefs. His experience includes Trump Hotel & Tower in Toronto, Sous Chef at Ciao Wine Bar in Yorkville and Head Chef at The Tavern on Spadina.