Ainsley Harriott MBE

Much Loved Celebrity Chef & TV Presenter

Household name and celebrity chef, Ainsley Harriott MBE, is one of life’s true delights. With over 18 years as a popular TV celebrity chef to boast of, it is no wonder Ainsley is regarded as a culinary legend. Testimonials of his bookings all mirror the same sentiment – he is a truly captivating figure. At the tender age of 16, Ainsley secured a job as a junior trainee in a popular West-End restaurant. However, it wasn’t long until he was cooking up a storm on our TV screens.

In 1994, the infamous cookery programme Ready Steady Cook dominated daytime TV and launched Ainsley into the public eye. With a splash of fun and a dash of flamboyancy, Ainsley made cooking cool overnight. Although Ainsley originally started as a celebrity chef on the fast-paced cookery show, it didn’t take long for his colourful personality to bubble over, making him the host with the most. The show was an instant success and remains one of the longest-running cookery programmes to date.

The past two decades have seen Ainsley travel the world, creating a lengthy list of television treats for the UK to feast upon – including; Ainsley’s Barbeque Bible, Ainsley’s Big Cook Out, Gourmet Express, Ainsley’s Meals in Minutes, 50 Things To Eat Before You Die, Take On The Takeaway and, most recently, he joined the prestigious team of The Great British Food Revival. With a number of books to accompany his TV shows, Ainsley is also largely recognised as a No.1 selling author, selling more than two million books worldwide. Recently in the 2020 New Years Honours Ainsley was awarded an MBE for his services to both broadcasting and the culinary arts.

As one of Britain’s most recognised TV personalities, Ainsley makes the ideal candidate as an event host. With an abundance of charisma and years of media experience, you are guaranteed success with Ainsley, as he interacts eloquently with his audience, embodying humour and charm. Whether you are looking for an after-dinner speaker or a celebrity guest for your event or conference, Ainsley will provide food for thought.

To book celebrity chef, Ainsley Harriott to make a personal appearance at your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below:

When at corporate events, Ainsley is known to cover the following topics:

  • Celebrity Chef
  • Television & Broadcasting
  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Cuisine & Fine Wine

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you for recommending Ainsley for our award ceremony, what a star! He was so down to earth, worked the room continuously throughout the drinks reception posing for photos, signing autographs, nothing was too much trouble. During the dinner he continued to work the room again talking to all the guests. He must have spoken to each and every guest and kissed and cuddled them at least three times each- there were 150! What a genuine, funny and charming man.” – L&Q Awards