Consultancy & Development for the Travel Industry


We like to think we offer a great and unique service to our customers, but don't take our word for it, read what some other people have to say about it.

It is always a pleasure working with Ian who is a true professional who is committed to getting positive results in any project he is involved in. Ian has a great knowledge of food, both in the retail and airline sectors, he ensures that projects are completed on time and in budget. He has a great network of contacts and is a respected and trusted individual who easily builds a rapport with all he works with.

Stuart Guinea - Owner & Founder of Plane Catering, London Heathrow

Ian stands out from the crowd. He is focussed, energetic and a totally quality driven entrepreneur. Never short of great ideas, has the ability to deliver on them and constantly exceeds customer expectations. All delivered in a friendly, informal but professional way.

Antony Edwards - Regional Catering Manager Europe & Middle East, Cathay Pacific Airways

Ian is a very strategic thinker and has a huge amount of enthusiasm. He has a wide area of expertise and skills that were very useful to fulfill the tasks given to him. When I worked with Ian he was always reliable in his work and he always came up with new ideas to make the customer experience much better. He is a very loyal worker and he is passionate in what he is doing.

Dirk Kleer - Head of Global Sales Frozen Meal Solutions, LSG Sky Chefs

I have personally known Ian for many years now and have had the pleasure to work alongside him on a number of Key projects and presentations in and around Europe. Ian will always take care of his customers needs and putting their visions and requirements first to ensure the best possible product/concepts are gained. When it comes to product development I have always found him to be at the top of his game and nothing is ever too much. Ian's culinary & development knowledge & vision has always been, and always will be his strength.

Marco de Montis - Vice President Sales & Services, LSG Sky Chefs

I have worked very closely with Ian over a few years and during this time I could always rely on him and his passion for food as well as his customer orientation, always looking to create a win-win-situation. Ian is thinking across functional / departmental borders and is definitely a process-minded person with a great business mindset.

Dirk Mulzer - VP Supply Chain, LSG SkyChefs UK

Ian worked with my present company in Menu Devlopment. Has extensive food knowledge as his time a senior Executive Chef. His airline background is to develop new food trends required for different parts of the airline sector. Always on the lookout for new trends and ideas and quick to develop these into the travel industry sector. A great guy to communicate with and knows immediately what solutions to offer. Extremley fast on solutions. I would highly reccomend his current business to those require immediate and furture development in their own sectors.

Tony Moores - Manager Product Management EU & USA, Saudi Arabian Airlines

I have known Ian for over 20 years, first as a friend and over recent years as a provider of creative catering services and product development within the food industry. Innovative and inspirational are words to describe his approach, I would have no hesitation in recommending Ian. I have always enjoyed working with him and have been impressed by his ability to respond effectively and fast to the most challenging of product development briefs

John Garside - Owner, Abyss Marketing

I have worked with Ian for several years on many projects and am always impressed with his enthusiasm, passion and interpersonal skills. No matter what the challenge ahead Ian would always approach with a can do attitude. Ian can establish personal relationships very quickly and win people over with a frendly, cheerful and approachable personality. A great person to have onboard if you want to harness strong business to business relationships.

Suzanne Bridle - Sales and Account Manager, WK Thomas

I have known and worked with Ian over many years in different roles. Ian is a passionate ambassador for food and indeed service and has been for the 24 years I have known him. He is innovative, extremely skilled in people, food and project development. Is superb with customers and colleagues always able to provide a solution. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Ian and Brown Sugar whatsoever.

Anthony Finlayson-Green - FCILT, Regional General Manager, LSG SkyChefs UK

Top of his field and a well respected professional. The width and depth of Ian's knowledge and skills are world class and having worked alongside him I know firsthand how accomplished he is. His creative flair and ingenuity are outstanding and his support in the development of our own business continues to prove invaluable. Very highly recommended.

Tony Parkinson - Proprietor, Amelias Lounge Catering

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