Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ian’s culinary adventures began more than 20 years ago while working his way through university. Having worked in many aspects of the restaurant business, both in dining rooms and kitchens, Ian felt it was time to hone his skills and enrolled in the Stratford Chefs School in 1999. After completion of his studies he spent time in London, England, working in Michelin-starred restaurants to gain more experience. Upon returning to Canada, Ian has worked in some of Stratford best restaurants as a Sous Chef, Pastry Chef, Baker and Chef de Cuisine. He has been a core member of the faculty at the Stratford Chefs School the past seven years and teaches practical cookery and academic courses.