2017 Chef Challenge Judge 5

Chef Juriaan Snellen

Executive Corporate Chef of McCormick Canada


As Executive Corporate Chef for McCormick Canada, Juriaan brings a passion to flavour and a wealth of culinary experience.

Juriaan comes to us from Europe, and has significant culinary experience in Quick-Service, Casual Dining, and Fine Dining environments. In addition to his Certified Chef de Cuisine certification, Juriaan has a degree in hotel management and is fluent in English, Dutch, German, French and Spanish.

Prior to joining McCormick Canada, Juriaan held Executive Chef roles with Unifine, Richardson Foods and most recently Kraft Heinz. Prior to that, Juriaan worked in Culinary Sales for a Dutch spice and sauce company, covering the Benelux region of Europe (Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, West Germany).  Juriaan has also worked as a fine-dining chef in Aruba for four years, gaining extensive knowledge of Caribbean cuisine.

At McCormick Canada, Juriaan’s culinary expertise and his passion for flavour inspire us to make memorable meals and raise the eating experience to new levels of “wow”.