Date of Birth: 05/05/1967
Vocation: Administrator, Welsh Assembly
Describe yourself: Friendly, sociable, happy.
Additional Information: Ian prides himself on cooking traditional meals such as a roast dinner, but his favourite recipe is a fillet of welsh beef served with garlic potatoes and red wine gravy.
His favourite chef is Rick Stein and his favourite restaurant is Bodidris Hall, Wrexham.
Cooking is obviously one of Ian's hobbies but he also enjoys the more energetic activity of mountain running.
Ian HughesProgramme One
After some masterclasses the twelve had a bit of a shock - a challenge to create Sea bass with a salsa.
Ian was successful and a step closer to Tigh Dudley!
Ian HughesProgramme Two
After some wine tasting with Arwel Owen from Gwinology it was time for the big challenge - cook their signiature dish.
Ian prepared Peppered steak with Wild Mushroom Sauce and Garlic Potatoes.
A perfect wine to accompany this dish would be a Shiraz from Australia.
If you would like this recipe please visit the recipe site.
Ian HughesProgramme Three
The challenge was to create a dish with ingredients within fifty miles from Kinsale.
Duck, champ or colcannon and a sauce of their own choice.
Under the watchful eyes of Carole Norman and Leona Robinson from the Crackpots restaurant in Kinsale Ian was succesfull and a step closer to the final.
Ian HughesProgramme Four
The challenge was to create breakfast and Ian was put in a team with Wayne and Helen.
A full Irish breakfast and Peter Maypother from Blue Haven Hotel in Kinsale was pleased.
But their plate was not good enough and Ian faced another challenge.
A trip to Fishy Fishy and after being shown how to prpeare a skate with a cream and crab sauce by Martin Shannahan it was Ian's go.
Ian was succesful and a step closer to the final.
Ian HughesProgramme Five
A trip to Woodcock smokery and a challenge back in the Tigh to create 3 plates of smoked food.
Ian was paired with Wayne and created the worse plates of the challenge, so another task awaited!
Kevin Dundon was judging and the challenge was to create a soufflé Ian was not succesful and his journey in Tigh Dudley comes to an end.