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Julian Rose

Moonstruck Chocolate Co.
Master Chocolatier & Director of R&D
World-renowned chef Julian Rose joined Portland-based Moonstruck Chocolate Co. as its Master Chocolatier and Director of Research and Development in October 2007. Chef Rose is a classically educated pastry chef and confectioner who is known the world over as an authority on chocolate and for more than 35 years. Rose was born and raised in Montreal, where his family owned a well-known and well-regarded pastry shop, “Patisserie Rose,” for nearly 40 years. Rose began working in the shop at a young age, formalized his education at the prestigious Institut de tourisme et d’hotellerie du Quebec (ITHQ), took over the pastry chef positions at two restaurants in Montreal. Rose began a private consulting business that counted Barry Callebaut, the large European chocolate manufacturer, as a client, and in 2000 he went to work for Callebaut as Director of Callebaut’s Chocolate Academy in Canada and North American Technical Advisor. In these roles, Rose taught and demonstrated the subtle secrets of chocolate to the best pastry chefs, confectioners and culinary instructors throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. In 2010, Rose was voted one of the top 10 chocolatiers in America by pastry and dessert magazine. As Master Chocolatier and Direct of R&D at Moonstruck Chocolate Co., Rose is responsible for developing new products, refining existing ones and ensuring the utmost quality of the entire Moonstruck Chocolate Co. product line, which includes chocolates, beverages and pastries.