Director of Food & Wine Programs
PhD, MA, University of California, Los Angeles
MLA, Boston University
BA, University of Southern California
Dr. Palmer brings a unique mix of culinary, educational, media, and technological insight to his role as director of MET’s Food & Wine Programs. Palmer began his culinary career by attending La Varenne Cooking School in Paris and working as the kitchen manager at Ma Cuisine Cooking School in Los Angeles, where he collaborated with luminary chefs Ken Frank and Wolfgang Puck. He went on to earn a master’s and doctorate in film and media studies at UCLA, before serving in leadership positions in academic and instructional technology at L.A.’s Occidental College. Switching coasts, Palmer resumed his culinary career by completing the Certificate in Culinary Arts and Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) in Gastronomy at BU’s Metropolitan College, then joining the MLA faculty as a lecturer in gastronomy. He teaches courses on food and culture, and food in film.
Web-enhanced education and recruiting, food media, and integrating the practical (culinary arts) with the academic (gastronomy).