Prue Leith
CBE

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Prue Leith began her career cooking lunches for the corporate dining room. Leith’s Good Food Ltd followed along with exclusive contracts to such clients as The Orient Express and in the late 60’s, Prue opened Leith’s restaurant, in the Notting Hill area of London which went on to gain a Michelin Star. In the mid 70’s, Prue widened her horizons by opening the Leith’s School of Food and Wine continuing both businesses until the 90’s. During this time she also wrote columns for the media, a number of cookbooks and novels. It is as a writer that she enjoys much of her success today although she is well-known for her role as a judge and presenter on the hugely popular Great British Bake Off for Channel 4.

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One of the country’s leading experts on all things culinary, Prue Leith is just as renowned for her business acumen as her cooking skills. Famed as a writer, her books include a number of novels amongst those on cooking and she recently took over from Mary Berry as a judge on The Great British Bake Off for Channel 4.

One of the country’s leading experts on all things culinary, Prue Leith is also renowned for her business acumen and is a past winner of the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year Award.  

She began her career cooking lunches for the corporate dining room. Leith’s Good Food Ltd followed along with exclusive contracts with such clients as The Orient Express and in the late 60’s, Prue opened Leith’s restaurant, in the Notting Hill area of London which went on to gain a Michelin Star. In the mid 70’s Prue widened her horizons by opening the Leith’s School of Food and Wine continuing both businesses until the 90’s.

Until 2010, Prue chaired the School Food Trust, set up by the government to help schools meet the required new food standards which had become law as a result of Jamie’s Oliver’s involvement into the nutritional value of school dinners.

Aside from her culinary links Prue is also equally famed as a writer, not just as a columnist and the author of numerous cookbooks but for her novel writing with a number of titles to her credit. Her autobiography Relish – My Life on a Plate has recently been updated and re-published and her latest novel ‘The Lost Son’ was published in February 2019.

Prue is a familiar face on television having recently taken over from Mary Berry as judge and presenter on the hugely successful Great British Bake Off for Channel 4.

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