BC Restaurant Hall of Fame inductee and the inaugural recipient of Vancouver Magazine’s Mentorship Award, Chef Julian Bond has mentored well over 3000 culinary arts graduates with his most recent role of Executive Chef and Vice President of Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA). PICA gained national recognition as the founding culinary school member of Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program under Chef Bond’s lead, and the skilled leader sat for two terms as President of the Chefs’ Table Society of BC.
Chef Bond’s well rounded experience gained in Michelin-Star establishments in the UK led to an opportunity with Canadian Pacific Hotels (now Fairmont Hotels and Resorts). Highlights in BC for this Chef include: Executive Chef and co-owner of Star Anise, designing and opening Le Soleil Hotel’s Oritalia, Director of Culinary Programs and Executive Chef at Dubrulle International Culinary & Hotel Institute of Canada and Executive Chef at Cactus Club Cafés (to name just a few!).