Ian Dowding, Consultant Chef & Writer
Ian has worked in the restaurant trade for over forty years. He was the original head chef of The Hungry Monk when it opened in 1968 and went on to open his own restaurant – Quincys – in Seaford in 1988. He is the originator of the now famous Banoffi Pie which was developed at The Hungry Monk in 1971.
In 2000 Ian sold Quincys and set up as a freelance chef specialising in teaching and demonstrating. Since this time he has also worked as a consultant to the restaurant trade, written articles for magazines and taken part in several television programmes as chef and food adviser including Regency House Party (2003, Channel 4), The Diets that Time Forgot, and more recently Turn back Time for BBC1. Ian teaches regularly at Ashdown Cookery School, a private cookery school in Blackham, near Tunbridge Wells.