Prue (Prudence) has been a restaurateur, chef, caterer, television presenter/broadcaster, businesswoman, journalist, cookery writer and novelist. She was born in South Africa, but her working life has been spent mostly in London. She is Chancellor of Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. She was a judge on BBC Two’s Great British Menu for eleven years, before joining The Great British Bake Off in March 2017.
In 1960, Leith moved to London to attend the Cordon Bleu Cookery School and then began a business supplying high quality business lunches. This grew to become Leith’s Good Food, a party and event caterer. In 1969, she opened Leith’s, her Michelin starred restaurant in Notting Hill, eventually selling it in 1995.
Her first television appearance was in the 1970s as a presenter of two thirteen-episode magazine series aimed at women at home, made by Tyne Tees Television. Later, in the 1980s, she was the subject of two television programmes about her life and career: the first episode of Channel 4’s Take Six Cooks and the BBC’s The Best of British, a series about young entrepreneurs. In 1999, she was one of the Commissioners on Channel 4’s Poverty Commission.
With years of experience in all areas of the food industry, Prue is a well rounded expert in the culinary world.
To book Prue Leith CBE as the celebrity chef for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.
When at corporate events, Prue is known to cover the following topics:
- Celebrity Chef
- TV Presenting & Journalism
- Drive & Determination
- The Great British Menu
- Great British Bake Off
- Leiths Restaurant