About Ian Boden

Ian Boden is a local Staffordshire chef, settling into Staffordshire life after a very successful career in the food industry.  Ian’s previous roles included working as a chef creating Michelin starred meals at coveted venues such as The Belfry luxury resort and a French restaurant in the West Midlands, The Vineyard in Berkshire and the Birmingham Swallow, a world class five star hotel where Ian took on the role of senior chef de partie.

After a very successful restaurant career Ian now focuses on food consultancy, teaching and private dining.  Ian has acted as development chef for many of our food photography & filming days  and created bespoke menus for our private dining events.

All of Ian’s cookery courses, private dining events and food styling events are carried out with flair and proffesionalism.  Located in Staffordshire, Ian is one of our most local chefs and we enjoy having him as part of the cookery school team.

Ian is classically trained and his passion is tasty, modern British cooking.  His friendly approach to teaching makes his cookery courses a fun filled day, inspiring guests to master their new found skills at home in their own kitchens.

Please see below a list of courses taught by Ian alongside our team of local chefs.


This one day British meat masterclass is a celebration of the best of British meat.

Learn how to create delicious sweet and savoury dishes on this one day entertaining course

Perfect for those who enjoy entertaining and are looking to take their cooking skills to the next level.

Get to grips with all kinds of fish and seafood on this one day course, learning how to clean, prepare and cook incredible seafood dishes.
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Start preparing for Christmas whilst perfecting traditional Christmas accompaniments. From classic gravy & stuffing to cranberry sauce & brandy butter. The skills you'll learn will be transferred into your every day cooking too.


This fun one-day cookery course is designed for men who want to develop a sound repertoire of delicious, tasty dishes. If you are a man who rarely cooks, or if you know one, this course is ideal. It will help you to gain confidence in the kitchen and give you the building blocks for some great meals.