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Ian, originally from the Midlands via the Cotswolds, settled in Dorset 14 years ago.

With a passion for reducing food miles using the fantastic produce from around the local area, Ian has achieved awards such as The Dorset and Hampshire Chef of the Year, Rioja Chef of the Year and the 2015 contribution to industry award presented by the Christchurch Food Festival.

Ian uses food festival demonstrations to showcase our amazing food stuffs with his own style, developed over many years and experiences throughout his career, a highlight being selected to cook for HRH the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at Gloucester Cathedral for the Maundy Thursday service.

Within his South West cooking adventure, Ian achieved many AA Rosettes and held the only Michelin Bib Gourmand award in Dorset between 2013/14.

After recovering from serious illness Ian has enjoyed consulting throughout Bournemouth and the New Forest.