Michelin star chef, Prue Leith is one of the country’s best loved television cooks, presenters and businesswomen. From the Great British Bake Off to award winning fine dining restaurants, Prue’s career in the food industry is undeniably impressive and pioneering in equal parts. Known for her no nonsense television appearances yet kind hearted competition judging, Prue Leith appeals to audiences of any age and any level of cookery background as a celebrity demonstration chef or after dinner speaker.
In her current role as a judge on the Great British Bake Off, Prue Leith has been adored by fans since taking up the position in 2016. Alongside Paul Hollywood, Prue judges the amateur bakers work, and the duos on screen dynamic is the highlight of the show for many. Considered, confident and knowledgeable, it's not surprise Prue was a favourite for the programme, and her previous experience as a judge on My Kitchen Rules for a year, and The Great British Menu for a further decade, secured her the spot on the award winning baking programme.
Determined to carve a career as a chef, Prue Leith moved from South Africa to the UK when she was twenty to attend the prestigious Cordon Bleu Cookery School. With a foundation in fine dining learnt, Prue set about establishing her first business venture Leith’s Good Food, that provided up market business lunches and catering to high class events. With an entrepreneurial spirit and natural talent in the kitchen, Prue has gone on to open a Michelin starred restaurant in London, founded Leith’s School of Food and Wine and the Prue Leith Chef’s Academy in her home country.
As a chef, her reputation in the industry is formidable and Prue Leith has appeared across the media as a much loved expert. From regularly contributing columns to major publications like The Guardian and Daily Mail, to producing twelve cookery books and seven cooking based novels, Prue Leith has captured the market across platforms. Most recently, Prue has completed a book tour with her vegetarian recipe book, where she has participated in question and answer sessions and met with fans.
A star of the culinary, business and media world, Prue Leith is a speaker that requires no introduction at events. With a fan base of varying ages, backgrounds and professions, Prue is a guaranteed crowd pleaser as an after dinner speaker or live demonstrator.