Turan has been smoking and preserving food for many years. He has a wealth of knowledge to truly inform and inspire you on the courses he hosts. He takes huge pride in using ingredients from reliable and sustainable sources. Turan only uses the best produce when brining meat and fish or when curing and smoking, Turan has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to hot or cold smoking, meat curing and charcuterie and has a real depth of knowledge when it comes to smoking vegetables and other produce.

Turan is a renowned expert in his field, recently seen on screen helping Nadiya Hussein learn how to cure and cold smoke fish at home. He is hands on in his demonstrations, always striving to pass on his smoking secrets. Turan’s written two books on food smoking, curing and drying bringing his knowledge to a broader audience.

Turan has also consulted for a number of chefs and restaurants to create smoked foods for their menus. Working with Jamie Oliver’s apprentices at Fifteen, teaching Nadiya Hussein how to smoke fish and consulting on the BBC"s TV Victorian Slum programme are just a few of the projects that have benefitted from Turan's extensive knowledge.  Turan’s expertise really shines through. A day with him will be one to remember, and you’ll leave with a whole lot of knowledge and a great set of new skills.

Turan's previous career saw him serving as a senior officer in the London Fire Brigade. Turan has served for more than 30 years in all ranks up to temporary borough commander responsible for more than 200 staff. It’s somewhat ironic that even today, Turan's involvement with smoke and flame remains a big feature in his life!