Ian is a formally trained chef, and a former Sous Chef at Fogo Island Inn. His excitement for food shines through in every dish he makes, and he loves nothing more than sharing this talent.
His food philosophy is simple. Source as ethically as possible, as close to home as possible, and create dishes that are as playful as they are thoughtful. No fuss, no muss and certainly no foams.
Caitlyn’s background speaks to her diverse interests and passion for exploration and new challenges.
She is a painter, and world traveller. She also holds a BFA in Fine Arts, and is trained at the Masters level in Art Psychotherapy.
With a strong business and marketing background, Caitlyn brings her life skills, love of coffee, and entrepreneurial spirit to the collaboration that is Bangbelly.
Bangbelly is the brainchild of partners and co-owners Ian Sheridan and Caitlyn Terry.
It is a place for community. A place to meet, work, refuel and to get your creativity flowing. Whether after an afternoon hiking the trails of Fogo Island, or as a home-away-from-home, Bangbelly is the perfect spot to gather, rest and recharge.
Bangbelly’s mission is to provide a community space where everyone – from life-long Fogo Islanders, to short-term visitors- feel welcomed and embraced. Oh, and to make sure you can enjoy one heck of a good cup of joe also.
Our goal is to deliver consciously considered products from ethically-sourced coffee and espresso to thoughtfully prepared, fresh foods that emphasize environmentally friendly and socially responsible options.
As an inclusive, friendly and welcoming space, we aim to establish an environment that is accessible to all.
We endeavour to support local growers, and suppliers by using their products whenever possible.
And we hope to support local artists and makers by utilizing wall space for the display, and sale of artworks.
Our best-case scenario is that we will become a community asset that helps to enrich the landscape of Fogo Island food and arts culture, and that we will become the go-to space for a wide range of community events.
Social equity, environmental impact and exceptional roasting are concerns that drive our coffee sourcing.
We have partnered with De Mello Palheta, whose primary goal is to build and maintain relationships with coffee farmers; as well as with Bonavista Coffee Company, whose mission is to become a truly Direct Trade coffee company.
Our primary coffee, used in all of our espresso-based drinks, is called Dancing Goats, which boasts "rich dark chocolate notes [that] blend with a smooth hazelnut and orange finish to create a cup that’s familiar but forward." It is a 100% Brazil Poços de Caldas - Natural Process coffee, with tasting notes of toffee, roasted hazelnut and milk chocolate.
We offer a rotating menu of drip, and french press coffee from blends developed with the best possible taste in mind, to single-origin coffees that reflect the seasonality of the coffee fruit.
In the same way that we consider our coffee, we have created a tailored tea menu in order to deliver the highest quality, ethically sourced product.
We are proud to be partnered with PLUCK, a tea company that works exclusively with Ethical Tea Partnership growers and utilizes uniquely Canadian ingredients to produce a fresh twist on each cup of tea.