What my clients are saying...
“We consider ourselves exceptionally fortunate to have found Ian to cook for our family reunion this year in Breckenridge! He is a superb chef, combining professionalism, knowledge, experience and creativity to make delicious (yet healthy) meals for us every night. Dinner was the highlight of each day for our group of 16 people. Ian immediately understood the diverse food preferences of our family, which included children, teenagers, "omnivores" and vegetarians. An international theme explored a different cuisine each night, with dishes that delighted everyone with their amazing flavors, colors, variety and elegant presentation. Our meals were better than can be found in most restaurants! Ian was a delight to work with, always calm and smiling, and willing to patiently demonstrate his techniques to anyone watching him. I hope we will have the chance to have him take care of us again."-Sheila E. Cohen MD
“Ian is a regular in our household whether it is for a special occasion or just a night cooking for the family. Each time he visits the whole family has a great time and the food is creative, healthy and delicious. I have never had the same thing twice, unless I requested it.”-T. Macosko, Architect
“He will cook the dinner and explain all he is doing if you are interested, the kids love him. He adds so much and has so many travel stories always keeping it interesting. For him it is a lifestyle not just a profession.”-Sarah Macosko, Massage Therapist
“As a corporate consultant, I have trained and developed executive groups internationally. As such have been exposed to a variety of culinary experiences worldwide. I am happy to say that I have had the privilege to observe Chef Ian at work. Without a doubt his creations, personality and expertise stands out... I speak with great confidence in the ability of Chef Ian to deliver a high quality product. You will not be sorry, and will have a most memorable experience..”-Maryellen Myers, Leadership Management, Executive Coach
“With his flexibility with traveling, Ian was able to provide daily cooking classes and be our private chef for one month traveling with us between overseas and here in the states. He also catered our family's Christmas Eve and Christmas Day events, what a success. He took care of rentals, shopping, cleaning... everything.”-Jay Davis, Business Owner
“In late 2006 I spent several months writing in a villa in northern Colombia, South America where Ian was resident chef. Every evening Ian demonstrated his perfectionism in the kitchen, proving himself both a talented chef and charming host. Ian creates exciting, original cuisine that integrates local flavours with his own versatile, personal style. Ingredients were painstakingly selected from the market each day, with meals often including seafood bought fresh from local fishermen. His menu was always creative and dynamic; we were never served the same meal twice. He is a charismatic operator in the kitchen, always enthusiastic about sharing his culinary secrets. He is dedicated to high-quality, fresh cuisine and my own cooking has been greatly enhanced by his advice. Ian has my highest recommendation due to his passion for food, brilliant flavours, professionalism, and unrivaled ability to charm and put at ease those around him.”-Patrick O'Neil, reporter for the Herald Sun (Australia's biggest-selling newspaper) and travel author
“Ian prepared a fantastic Thanksgiving dinner for my family and extended family - 14 people in all - kids, teens, and adults. It started with Ian arriving early in the morning - around 8am. He quickly put us all at ease and blended into our group. He handled everything while some of us went skiing for the day, while others stayed at home and watched football and Ian do his magic. I noticed that many times throughout the day, different family members were huddled up to the kitchen counter listening to Ian's stories of travel and cooking. He is an interesting guy and was great with the kids and adults!”
Our meal was superb. His presentation of everything was beautiful and needless to say, everybody left the dinner table stuffed to the gills. We had turkey and all the fixings and everything tasted delicious.
We all agreed that Ian would become a regular for our trips to Breckenridge! He's a great chef and a nice guy to have around the house. We give him two thumbs up!-Pete Egan
“Ian, how are things going with you these days? We have just returned from a nice trip to Central America and the Caribbean. I've been doing some Thai and Indian cooking lately. Indian is an amazing cuisine, for sure the best vegetarian cuisine in the world. My favorite new dish is Dahl made with red lentils and lots of turmeric. Thanks so much for broadening our horizons. Where is your next trip?”-Jeff Schaumburger, Business Owner