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Ian Griffin

Owner/Director of Training
(the Boss!)

As founder and joint owner of Zealifi, Ian is an enthusiastic advocate for putting the professionalism back into hospitality and putting the zeal into everything. With 30 years in the hospitality industry as a chef and club manager, and teaching experience from the Caribbean to remote Indigenous communities, Ian will inspire you if anyone can. He’s seen so much and loves it all! His belief in the power of the individual drives him to draw out the potential in anyone. Friendly, patient and with a belief that everyone can make a difference, Ian’s mission is to make a real difference to the individual and the industry.

Most memorable hospitality moment

Evicting Status Quo from my hotel.